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"It is one of the most beautiful situations on the Ohio. 



First Established Methodist College 

Walter H. Rankins 

Roberts Printing Company 
Frankfort, Ky. 


Copyright 1949 
by Walter H. Rankins 

Second Printing 1957 
Copyright 1957 







To the Memory 

of my 

Father and Mother 

Albert Edwin and Emma Taylor Rankins 

who had a prominent part in the educational and business life 

of Augusta, Kentucky 


Only a farmer or a farmer's son can tell you why 
some apparently sleepy town often exerts an influence 
for miles around far exceeding that of larger places. 

Augusta, Ky., on the bank of the majestic Ohio 
River, 49 miles southeast of Cincinnati, is such a town. 
The old houses along its shaded streets have peered 
down on the passing parade of great historic eras in 
American life, and have sheltered families whose sons 
have influenced the destinies of whole continents. 

Augusta's old houses, stately and simple in style 
and line, have stood through all the decades since. 
Within the warm color of their old red brick walls was 
born and raised a galaxy of outstanding sons and 

Here, too, humbler folk — itinerant preachers, 
wandering printers, farmers, merchants and families 
moving from Kentucky — crossed from Augusta to 
Ohio's fertile regions on Boude's Ferry, just as the 
motorist can use a more modern version under the 
same name today. 

Augusta has always been one of the most pictur- 
esque of the Ohio River towns. From the time when 
the river served as the great migration route to the 
Northwest Territory, it has always been a good place 
to put in for shelter at night, to take on supplies, or to 
ride out a period of shallow water. 

In the community's 150th year the descendants of 
the settlers who first came from Virginia's Piedmont 
are fulfilling the aspirations of their pioneer forebears; 
to live in peace amidst beauty and plenty, in a quiet 
and gracious corner of the great American continent. 

Walter H. Rankins. 

June 20, 1957 
105 E. Fourth St. 
Augusta, Kentucky 


It is not easy to locate historical data of over a hundred years ago, 
or to verify tradition to the point where it takes form as historical data, 
therefore such a book as this history of Augusta College, first Methodist 
College, could not have been written without the gracious assistance of 
many friends to whom I wish to make acknowledgment here: 

I wish to thank Miss Marie Dickore, of Cincinnati, Ohio, for permission 
to quote from her article on Augusta in Tracks (a Chesapeake & Ohio 
Railroad publication) for the introduction to this book. I also am most 
grateful for the data she has furnished from her own valuable collection 
of Americana and for reading the manuscript. 

Mrs. Ben Harbeson, Mrs. Crawford Gilkeson and Miss Georgia Har- 
beson for the use of their cherished pictures and the facts concerning the 
Bradford and Marshall families. 

Mrs. Alberta Harvie and Mrs. Robert B. Powers for their help and 

Mrs. Mark Helm of Indianapolis, Indiana, for her letter from Josiah 
K. Lilly about Stephen Foster's visit to Augusta. 

Will Rankins for relating to me the story told him by Senator Joe 
Blackburn. D. B. Cline for his drawing of the town plat from town 
records. The Reverend O. S. Crain for the use of his history of the 
Methodist Church. 

Marshall Crouch of Cynthiana, Kentucky, for the Ohio River pictures. 
John E. Thompson for his technical assistance. 

Fletcher Hodges, Jr., Curator of the Foster Hall Collection, University 
of Pittsburgh, for his comprehensive directive of Augusta College and 
Stephen Foster material. G. Glenn Clift, The Kentucky Historical Society 
and the Filson Club for records of the Augusta College and of Augusta, 
Kentucky. Miss Carolyn Taylor, of Frankfort, Kentucky, for an article 
in the Family Magazine, of 1838. 

Mrs. Alfred C. Worneweck, a niece of Stephen Foster, for her gracious 
permission to use parts of a letter from Mrs. Foster to her son, William, 
relating to her visit to Augusta. 

Especially do I wish to thank Dr. J. Winston Coleman, Jr., of Lexing- 
ton, Kentucky, for reading the manuscript and offering a number of helpful 
suggestions which materially improved each chapter. 

There are many others whom I wish to thank for their invaluable 
help as I have sought to gather the scenes and events of the past and to 
hold them as an unforgettable memory. 



Preface 5 


I. Situation Acclaimed 13 

II. Early History and Pioneer Schools 16 

III. Augusta College 21 

IV. Battle of Augusta 51 

V. Educational Center and Cultural 

Surroundings 56 

VI. Industrial Period 58 

Epilogue 62 

Index 63 


"It is one of the most beautiful situations on the Ohio" Frontispiece 

First Court Held in Augusta, Dickinson Morris Home, 

— Between Pages 16 and 17 

A Building of the Bracken Academy, Established in 1798, 

— Between Pages 16 and 17 

"Martin Marshall Homestead" on Riverside Drive, 

— Between Pages 16 and 17 

The Ryan-Dunbar Home, one of the earliest in Augusta, 

— Between Pages 16 and 17 

Original Building, Augusta College, Augusta, Kentucky, 

— Between Pages 20 and 21 

Gen. John Payne, Dr. J. J. Bradford Home on Riverside Drive, 

birthplace of Laura Bradford Marshall Between Pages 20 and 21 

An Acrostic, by Rev. Joseph S. Tomlinson, D.D., President of 

Augusta College, Kentucky Between Pages 24 and 25 

"White Hall," Ancestral Home of Gen. George C. Marshall, 

Augusta, Kentucky Between Pages 24 and 25 

"Echo Hall," Dormitory of the First Established Methodist College 

in the World, on Frankfort Street Between Pages 32 and 33 

Diploma of Jacob Best, Augusta College, 1838 Between Pages 32 and 33 

Home of Rev. Joseph Tomlinson, D.D., President of Augusta 

College Between Pages 32 and 33 

The B. F. Power Home on Elizabeth Street Between Pages 32 and 33 

Doorway to "Piedmont," Home of Dr Joshua 

T. Bradford Between Pages 40 and 41 

College Building on Bracken Street where Hanson Penn 

Diltz wrote "Hollow Bracken" Between Pages 40 and 41 


Marshall-Bradford Home on Riverside Drive. . . .Between Pages 40 and 41 

The Doniphan-Felix Home on Fourth Street. . . .Between Pages 40 and 41 

Augusta Female College, 1852-1860 Between Pages 48 and 49 

Home of William J. Rankins and Jane Silverthorn 

Rankins Between Pages 48 and 49 

Augusta Male and Female College, 1868-1879 Between Pages 48 and 49 

The Cleveland-Harbeson Home on Fourth Street. Between Pages 48 and 49 

The Sylvanus McKibben Home on Williams 

Street Between Pages 56 and 57 

The Augusta Public and High School. A large Gymnasium 

has been added Between Pages 56 and 57 

Knoedler Memorial Library Between Pages 56 and 57 

Within this Row was the Girls' School of Miss "Birdie" 

Blades Between Pages 56 and 57 

"Where the River Runs in a Direct Course for Several 

Miles" Facing Page 62 


Chapter I 


Nestling among a bower of trees on the edge of the Bluegrass Region 
of Kentucky lies the town of Augusta. "It is one of the most beautiful situa- 
tions on the Ohio," where the river runs in a direct course for several miles 
and where the sunsets send a riot of color aloft to gild the clouds against 
the blue of the early evening sky, while the shadows of light and dark sil- 
houette the high Kentucky hills — and as the day closes a blanket of purple 
and grey envelops the low rolling Ohio hills, that seem to extend down to 
the very water's edge of the river's bend, to make the setting and the scene 
one of the most beautiful in all the world. 

Early travelers acclaimed the beauty of the situation: William Newton 
Mercer wrote: " * * * and is in my opinion one of handsomest towns on the 
river," 1 and Zadok Cramer "attested to the beauty of the place." 2 

Founded in pioneer days, Augusta's influence was destined to extend to 
the remote corners of the earth. 

"As early as June, 1773, Robert McAfee left his company, who had 
reached Limestone Creek (Maysville, Ky.) and made an excursion through 
the contiguous country. Passing up Limestone Creek to its source, he 
struck across the dividing ridge to the waters of the north fork of Licking, 
and proceeded down the stream some twenty or twenty-five miles, and then 
directed his course over the hills of the present county of Bracken, to the 
Ohio River. When he reached the river, he ascertained that his company 
had passed down. Determined to follow as speedily as possible, he instantly 
went to work, and, with the use of his tomahawk and knife, cut down and 
skinned a tree, and constructed a bark canoe, which he completed about 
sundown on the same day of his arrival. Committing himself to the frail 
craft, he floated down the river, and on the succeeding day — the twenty- 
seventh of June, overtook his company at the mouth of the Licking." 3 

In the year 1775 a party composed of ten men — Samuel Wells, Hayden 
Wells, Thomas Tebbs, John Tebbs, John Rust, Mathew Rust, Thomas 

1 William Newton Mercer, Diary — 1816, Ohio State Archaeological and Historical 

2 Zadok Cramer, The Navigator, Pittsburgh, 1814. 

3 Lewis Collins, Historical Sketches of Kentucky, Maysville and Cincinnati, Ohio, 
1850, Page 453. 

14 Augusta College 

Young, William Tripplett, Richard Masterton, and Jonathan Higgs — came 
to what is now Bracken County. 1 They stayed only a short time as the 
Indians were operating out of the Licking River, and the Miami towns were 
not far distant, making Bracken County untenable. So they turned back 
to Limestone (Maysville) and Washington to the companionship of other 
parties who had come down the Ohio and had located there. 

These men had found in Bracken County mute evidence of a great 
struggle between a race of men said to be almost of giant size, traditionally 
called White Indians (Welch) and the American Red Indians. The Red 
Indians, by superior numbers, had exterminated their foes, and the site of 
what was to be Augusta had been probably one of their most decisive 

A letter from General John Payne who had resided many years in 
Augusta, and who was an active, brave, and efficient officer under Harrison 
at the Mississinaway towns, and on the north-west frontier during the last 
war with Great Britain, gives the following interesting account of the 
ancient remains discovered in that place: 

"The bottom on which Augusta is situated is a large burying ground of 
the ancients. A post hole cannot be dug without turning up human bones. 
They have been found in great numbers, and of all sizes, everywhere be- 
tween the mouths of Bracken and Locust creeks, a distance of about a 
mile and a half. From the cellar under my dwelling, sixty by seventy feet, 
one hundred and ten skeletons were taken. I numbered them by the skulls; 
and there might have been many more, whose skulls had crumbled into dust. 
The skeletons were of all sizes, from seven feet to the infant. David Kilgour 
(who was a tall and very large man) passed our village at the time I was 
excavating my cellar, and we took him down and applied a thigh bone to 
his — the owner, if well proportioned, must have been some ten or twelve 
inches taller than Kilgour, and the lower jaw bone would slip on over his, 
skin and all. Who were they? How came their bones there? Among the 
Indians there is no tradition that any town was located near here. When I 
was in the army, I inquired of old Crane, a Wyandott, and of Anderson, a 
Delaware, both intelligent old chiefs (the former died at Camp Seneca in 
1813) , and they could give no information in reference to these remains of 
antiquity. They knew the localities at the mouths of Locust, Turtle, and 
Bracken creeks, but they knew nothing of any town or village near there. 
In my garden, Indian arrow heads of flint have been found, and an earthen- 
ware of clay and pounded mussels. Some of the largest trees of the forest 
were growing over those remains when the land was cleared in 1792. " 2 

1 Land Book — Mason County, Kentucky. 

2 Collins' History of Kentucky. Pages 209-210. 

Augusta College 15 

"On the 19th day of November 1794, the King of England at his palace, 
signed the treaty of peace between his country and the United States of 

"His Majesty will withdraw all his troops and garrisons from all posts 
and places within the boundary lines agreed by the treaty of peace. This 
evacuation shall take place on or before the first day of June one thousand 
seven hundred and ninety-six . . . All settlers and traders within the pre- 
cincts of jurisdiction of said posts shall continue to enjoy unmolested all 
their property . . . ni 

So the settlers would be unmolested and they could found their settle- 
ments "where they will." That was good news. 

Captain Philip Buckner had acquired this site, Augusta, for his Revo- 
lutionary War service and had laid off the town in lots, streets, and alleys. 
And in the October 2 issue of the Kentucky Gazette, in the year 1795, there 
is an account of a sale of lots at public auction on the third of November, six 
months credit for one-half of the purchase money and twelve months for 
the other half; and Philip Buckner's Augusta lots changed hands. 

There came to this part of Mason County many of the most prominent 
and wealthy families from the towns of Washington and Limestone: thus, 
Augusta began to grow. They migrated to this promising location, with its 
fine harbor and its lovely situation, to cast their lot in a new and fast 
growing part of the county, and were later to become prominent citizens 
and early trustees of Augusta. 

Kentucky Gazette, August 1, 1795. 

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Chapter II 


Bracken County became a county on December 14, 1796, and was taken 
from Mason and Campbell counties. 

With the petitions of the men who had purchased lots and had located 
here, an act was passed by the Kentucky Legislature for the establishment 
of a town by the name of Augusta, and the following men were appointed 
trustees: Francis Wells, Robert Thome, Robert Davis, James Meranda, 
John Boude, John Hunt, and Joseph Logan. 

On October 2, 1797, at the request of Philip Buckner, these trustees met 
with him and negotiated for the six hundred acres of land on which 
Augusta is located. 

John Hunt and William Hord went the security of the trustees in the 
amount of one thousand pounds, and a record was to be made with the 

The second meeting of the trustees was not held until the fifth day of 
June, 1798, at the home of Robert Davis; the next meeting at the home of 
Thomas Broshiers in June 1798, when Vachel Weldon was duly elected a 

The following men were early trustees: Nathaniel Patterson, David 
Starks, Charles McClain, Dickinson Morris, William Buckner, Thomas 
Broshiers, Robert Schoolfield, Philip Ebert, John Sells, James Armstrong, 
John Marshal, James Donovan, John Payne, Dr. George W. Mackey, Abra- 
ham Patterson, Robert Smith, John Schoolfield, Thomas Nelson, Samuel 
Thomas, Dr. Anderson Keith, John Blanchard, John E. McCormick, David 
Davis, Joseph Morris, and Martin Marshall, Esq. 

Besides the trustees the buyers of lots were the following: Messrs. 
Brown and Beel, Isaac Meranda, Goldsmith Case, David Brunnel, John 
Davis, Samuel and William Brooks. 

Not only were these men hardy pioneers but they were men of culture, 
education and refinement, and there was added to this the finest of Virginia 
womanhood with their grace and charm: families of Taliaferro, Lee, Keith, 
Marshall, Doniphan, Barker, Myers, and Payne. 

And on this account, and as well as the favorable location, an act was 
approved by the Kentucky Legislature, December 22, 1798, as follows: 

"That Philip Buckner, Nathaniel Patterson, Samuel Brooks, William 
Brooks, John Blanchard, Francis Wells, Robert Davis, John Boude, John 


First Court held in Augusta, Dickinson Morris home 

7, ; , 

A Building of the Bracken Academy Established in 1798 

"Martin Marshall Homestead" on Riverside Drive 

The Ryan-Dunbar Home, one of the earliest in Augusta 

Augusta College 17 

Fee, John Pattie, and Joseph Logan shall be, and are hereby constituted a 
body politic and incorporate, and known by the name of the trustees of 
the Bracken Academy." 

Thus the Bracken Academy became a part of Augusta's life. 

A very imposing series of buildings was erected at the southeast corner 
of High and Elizabeth Streets, long the home of Mrs. Bell Myers. There 
was the brick building on Elizabeth Street with a series of low wood rooms 
as a dormitory, fronted by a continuous portico and extending to a large 
brick two-story building for classrooms, and situated on High Street. 

On June 5, 1799, lots were again sold at public auction. Joseph A. Smith 
was the auctioneer, and the following were buyers: Vachel Weldon, Na- 
thaniel Patterson, Charles McClain, Robert Davis, Philip Buckner, Samuel 
Brooks, William Brooks, Francis Wells, John Blanchard, Dickinson Morris, 
who was also the clerk of the sale. These lots, comprising almost the entire 
town, sold for $2,519.25. 

Roads began to be opened out of Augusta. An act was passed opening 
a road from Georgetown to Augusta. "Whereas it is represented to the gen- 
eral assembly, that the public would be benefited by opening a road from 
Georgetown to Augusta, in Bracken County. 

"Be it enacted by the general assembly, that William Henry and Rich- 
ard M. Gano, of Scott county, Samuel M'Million, James Caldwell and James 
Coleman, of Harrison county, and William Woodward and Philip Buckner, 
of Bracken county, be appointed commissioners, and are hereby vested 
with full power to cause a waggon road to be opened from Georgetown, 
through Scott county, Harrison county, and Bracken county, to Augusta, 
having due regard to the nighest and best way; and should any person, 
through whose waste land the said road should be viewed, object to the 
opening of the same, the sheriff of the county in which the land may be, 
shall, at the direction of the said commissioners, summon a jury to meet 
upon the land on a certain day in the commissioners' order mentioned, who 
shall be qualified to ascertain the damages that may arise by the opening 
said road; and the road shall not be opened until such damages shall be 
paid by the commissioners. 1 

"Upon motion George W. Mackey to postpone the opening of the streets 
in the town of Augusta until the first day of November next, upon the 
proposition of Philip Buckner to obtain the establishing of a road from 
Ferry Street opposite to High Street to intersect the road to Pendleton, 
May 1814." 

A petition to open a road to Berlin was made in 1822. Augusta, with 
its roads to the inland towns, with its harbor so well located for an easy 
access, became a shipping center to all of central Kentucky. 

1 William Littell, Esq., The Statute Law of Kentucky, Volume III, Frankfort, 
1811, pp. 201-202. 

18 Augusta College 

The early commercial life of the town centered around the market 
house, a commodious building for these early days. It was 20 x 45 feet, 
the floor paved and the house enclosed. 

It was the year 1814 and the laws governing the operations of the mar- 
ket house were of necessity hard and stringent. 

Some of them were: 

"That from one hour before sunrise until nine o'clock from the first day 
of December to the first day of March and from half an hour before sunrise 
until eight o'clock for the balance of the year, on Wednesday and Saturday 
of each week shall be the time of market. 

"That all food except provender for cattle or horses either animal or 
vegetable shall be considered articles of marketing. 

"That no person shall sell or buy any article of marketing within the 
limits of town of Augusta except at the market house, under penalty of 
$2.00 if a free person or not less than five or more than 10 lashes for a slave. 

"That no person shall sell any article for a higher amount than he paid 
for it. 

"That any free person or owner of a slave may pay the regular fine of 
a slave, and thereby the penalty of lashes will be revoked." 1 

The first water system was installed by John McCormick: 

"Order that John E. McCormick permitted to dig a well in the town at 
the foot of the hill at the end of Main Street, provided said McCormick 
keeps the same secure and not injure said road, only while digging, per- 
mitted to convey the water to his own house by pipes, not injuring the 
street." [July 1819.] 

And the first recorded business house was that of David Starks: 

"The trustees of Augusta will Please make a deed for the house and 
part of the lot to David Starks where his hatters shop is and oblige them. 
Philip Buckner, Oct. 26, 1799." 2 

"Dr. John N. Tomlinson and Dr. Jonathan Bradford," of the long line of 
the noted physicians in Augusta, 1833, were made the first board of health; 
and the first private schools were those of Mr. Henderson, who had a boys 
school in the Town Hall; Richard Keene, a graduate of Trinity College, 
Dublin, instructor of distinction; and Z. Harmon, an English gentleman, 
who had a school for boys and girls. 

1 Official records of the City of Augusta, Ky. 

2 Ibid. 

Augusta College 19 

"Bracken Sentinel, Augusta, Kentucky — 9/2/1820 


The Subscriber takes this method to inform his friends, 
that he has opened a 


For the reception of Scholars, in that spacious house of 
Captain Buckner's, in Augusta. 

Terms — Three dollars per quarter, and no extra 
charges except only for wood. 

The first class will particularly attend, every morning 
to the exemplifications of English Grammar according to 
the late, easy and much approved method. Therefore, any 
one whose avocations prevent him from attending all day, 
can have the privilege of this class during their exercises. 

The late improvement received under some of the 
most distinguished teachers in the United States, induces 
me to think that I can teach a pupil more in one month 
now than I used to do in three. 


"N.B. — A few young Ladies or Gentlemen can be accom- 
modated with Board at or near the School — where they 
can be forwarded in Geography, with the use of MAPS, 
and in the most useful Branches of English Literature." 

In 1824 William Buckner gave to the town of Augusta all the streets 
and alleys in Buckner's Suburb for $1.00. These streets and alleys — his 
property — were Water, Second, High and Mill streets, Tanyard, Cherry, 
Vine, Cedar, Sycamore and Seminary alleys. And a plat was to be made 
showing the location and numbers of the lots as now constituted the town. 

The first ferry, town controlled, was across the Ohio River, in 1822. 

Augusta was at one time the county seat of Bracken County, and the 
county court met in a building located on the Public Square. This building 
was erected as early, or earlier, than 1824 and was destroyed by fire on 
April 20, 1848. 

The county seat has been moved to the village of Brooksville, near the 
center of the county. 

Plat of Augusta, 1824 


Augusta College, Augusta, Ky. 

The First Established College in Methodism. Commissioners appointed 1820. 

Chartered by Legislature of Kentucky, December 7, 1822 

Building erected 1825. Building destroyed by fire 1856. 


Gen. John Payne, Doctor J. J. Bradford Home, on Riverside Drive, 
the birthplace of Laura Bradford Marshall 

Augusta College 21 

Chapter III 


The most important and far reaching event in Augusta's early history 
was the merger by the trustees of the Bracken Academy with Conferences 
of the Methodist Church of Ohio and Kentucky to found the Augusta 
College. The year was 1822. 

The Conference from Ohio appointed a committee consisting of Martin 
Ruter, John Collins and David Young to confer with a like committee from 
the Kentucky Conference. This committee appeared at the session at 
Lexington. The Kentucky Conference was favorable to the proposition 
and appointed Charles Holliday, Henry B. Bascom and Alexander Cummins 
to consider the matter with the Ohio committee. Their report heartily 
endorsed the proposed union, and a commission consisting of Marcus 
Lindsay, H. B. Bascom and William Holman was appointed for the Ken- 
tucky Conference, to carry forward the negotiations. They went to 
Augusta and succeeded in effecting an agreement with the trustees of 
the Bracken Academy. Such was the genesis of the Augusta College. 1 
By 1825 the Augusta College was ready to receive more students and the 
trustees thought it advisable to spread some information about its plan, 
curriculum, staff of professors and achievement. An advertisement about 
the College in a Cincinnati, Ohio, newspaper for 1825 is quoted here: 

"The Trustees of Augusta College, having been ap- 
pointed to the superintendance of an institution intended 
expressly for the liberal education of youth in the various 
branches of useful science, take this method to communi- 
cate to the public some information respecting its situation 
and prospects. In December, 1822, an act of incorporation 
was obtained from the Legislature of Kentucky, and a 
handsome brick building, pleasantly situated upon a three 
acre lot of ground, has been commenced, and nearly com- 
pleted. It already affords ample accommodations for a 
large number of students, and will be in a short time 
entirely finished. The present course of instruction is aca- 
demical, including Latin, Greek, and the higher branches 

1 W. E. Arnold, A History of Methodism in Kentucky (Louisville, 1936), Vol. II, 
pp. 62-63. 

22 Augusta College 

of English education; and is conducted by the Rev. John 
P. Finley, A.M. (Preparatory Department) . Another pro- 
fessor will in a short time be employed, and so soon as the 
fund of the institution shall be sufficient for the purpose, 
the Trustees will proceed to organize a full faculty of 
teachers, and establish a regular and complete course of 
collegiate studies. The prices of tuition are, for Latin and 
Greek languages, $3.00 per quarter, and for higher branch- 
es of English, $2.00. — The prices for boarding in respec- 
table families, are from one dollar, to one dollar and fifty 
cents per week. The College is now open for the reception 
and instruction of students in the above branches, and 
careful attention will be paid to their morals. The Trus- 
tees and friends of the institution are determined to do all 
in their power to promote its prosperity; and when the 
moderate price of tuition and boarding, together with the 
various advantages of the establishment are considered, 
they natter themselves that it will receive its full share 
of public patronage. 

Signed in behalf of the Trustees, 

John Armstrong, Pres't. 
Martin Marshall, Sec'y. 

P.S. For the further information of the public, the fol- 
lowing is added on the subject of raising subscriptions. 
The Kentucky and Ohio Conferences of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church have directed subscriptions to be opened 
in all the societies under their care and application to be 
made to individuals in both states, for the purpose of 
increasing the fund of the College, and when it is consid- 
ered that this College is established under the direction of 
the Methodist Church, according to the express advice of 
the General Conference, and under the patronage of two 
annual Conferences; and that the Trustees intend, so soon 
as their fund shall be sufficient for the purpose, to have 
all tuition gratis, it is confidently anticipated that the 
members of the Methodist Church, and the friends of the 
institution, will give it all the aid in their power." 1 

1 Zion's Advocate and Wesleyan Register, Cincinnati, O., Jan. 29, 1825. 

Augusta College 23 

"Augusta College, one of the best literary institutions of the West is 
located here. It is under the patronage of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
and was the first college ever established by that denomination in the 
world." 1 

Cokesbury of Maryland was the first college organized by the Meth- 
odist Church but owing to a disastrous fire it was in existence for such a 
short time that Kentucky historians claim the first established Methodist 
college was at Augusta. 

Dr. George Savage, author of a history of "Methodist Institutions of 
Learning in Kentucky," wrote in 1889: "On Dec. 15, 1821 the commissioners 
of the two Conferences met at Augusta and after consultation with the trus- 
tees of Bracken Academy, they jointly determined upon the establishment 
of the first Methodist College in the world at Augusta, Bracken County, 
Kentucky, under the title of Augusta College." 

Dr. Daniel Stevenson, a president of the Augusta Male and Female 
College and a professor at Centre College, in an extensive survey found it 
to be true that the Augusta College was the first established Methodist 
college in the world. 

Thus the foundation of the great educational system of the Methodist 
Church owes its beginning to Augusta. 

The campus occupied several acres beginning at High Street and ex- 
tending to Water Street, where there was its largest dormitory, and extend- 
ing over Bracken and Frankfort Streets. The College buildings were sup- 
plemented by other buildings in the town. This location was selected on 
account of its healthfulness, beauty and facility of access from every part 
of the country. An additional inducement was the offer on the part of the 
trustees of the Academy to appropriate permanently the proceeds of a 
fund of $10,000 for the support of the college. 

"Among other things, the Conference of 1823 was busy with a report 
from the trustees of Augusta College, and the work of organizing it as a 
college was in the near future. Eleven delegates to the ensuing General 
Conference were elected, viz: Jonathan Stamper, John Brown, Charles 
Holliday, William Holman, Peter Cartwright, Thomas A. Morris, George 
McNelly, George C. Light, John Johnson, Richard Corwine, and Marcus 
Lindsay." 2 Peter Cartwright was also associated with the founding of 
three institutions of learning in Illinois: McKendree College, Illinois 
Wesleyan College and the University of Illinois. 3 

"The immediate site of the principal edifice is a gently rising ground 
of several acres, commanding a pleasant view of the village, river and 

1 Collins, History of Kentucky, Page 210. 

2 W. E. Arnold, Methodism in Kentucky, Vol. II, p. 87. 

3 Dr. John Owens Gross, Christian Advocate, Feb. 20, 1936. 

24 Augusta College 

surrounding scenery to the distance of many miles up and down the river. 
The edifice is of brick, 80 feet by 40 feet, and three stories high, including 
the basement. It is conveniently divided into fifteen apartments, compre- 
hending a chapel, recitation and lecture rooms, literary society halls and 
libraries, college library, mineral and geological cabinet and chemical lab- 
oratory. Near the college campus are two refectories, sufficiently spacious 
to accommodate a large proportion of the students." 

There were students from many states. They came by stagecoach, 
horseback, steamboat, and probably ox cart, which was a common means 
of travel in that day. 

"From the time the institution went fully into operation as a college 
the annual number of students in all the departments, has ranged from 
130 to 170. Besides the restraining regulations adopted by the corporation 
in regard to the expenses and habits of students, the village happily pre- 
sents but few inducements or opportunities to indulge in vice and extrava- 
gance and it may be safely affirmed, that there is no place of the same 
extent, in which moral and religious influence is more decided and per- 
suasive. The faculty, through their secretary, make frequent reports to 
the parents and guardians of students in relation to their health, habits and 
proficiency, with a view to secure their constant co-operation with the 
college authorities, in promoting the important objects for which sons 
and wards are placed in the institution." 1 

"The collegiate year is divided into two sessions, the first commencing 
on the fourth Monday in September, the second on the third Monday in 
March and closing on the first Friday in August. Terms of admittance are 
$16.00 per session in the collegiate and $12.00 per session in the preparatory 
department. These fees are paid in advance. No extra charge is made for 
attending the class in Sacred Literature. The classes, however, of Modern 
Languages, of Fine Arts, and the Chemical Lectures, are sustained by 
Ticket, for which the Fee is paid to the Professors in those Departments 
respectively." 2 

"The Public Commencement for conferring degrees is held on the 
third Friday in August. The customary price for boarding in the college 
refectories and families of the village is $2.50 per week. This sum 
embraces food, washing, lodging, lights, fuel and attendance. 

"The college is well supplied with mathematical, chemical and philo- 
sophical apparatus and with valuable collections of mineralogical and geo- 
logical specimen. On chemistry and other important branches of natural 
science, extended courses of lectures are given, attended with numerous 
appropriate experiments. In the department of Moral Science instruction 

1 The Family Magazine, Cincinnati, O., 1838, page 291. 

2 By-Laws, Augusta College. Original Catalog is in the possession of the author. 


Kvcr green in my heart shall thy memory live. 
Lovely vvife of roy youth, my companion and friend: 
If I grieved thee io aught, thou didst meekly forgive; 
Zealous only to love me, and love to the end 

Ah! how bright was the day when I first cill'd thee mine: 
Pure the bliss that entwined eat harts irto one; 
Real plcasaro, «• hoped, oe our path would o'er shine. 
J-heo down to old age, yea to life's setting sun. 

Soda alas! very soon, overca*1 was oar >kv; 
Toil, care, and ill health turned my gladness to sloom: 
Often then did thy voice, sweet as angel's on high, 
Needl'il eoinfoit impart, rnd my darkness relume. 

Cold, although thy dear form lies beneath the green sod, 
\n\ shall wake never more, tilt the Judge shall appear; 
Methinks though thy spirit's at rest with its God, 
Pilgrim! sometimes it whispers me, "be of good cheer." 

Bleeds afresh nty poor heart, at the thought of thy uocs. 
Every pang thou didst suffer, still harrows my breast; 
Looking up to thy Lord, thou didst mark all A>? throes, 
Leaving all in /<(* hands, thou didst tranquilly rest. 

To the King that hath ransouTd and taken thee bonne, 
On the bright fields of bliss, thy dear children to see. 
May we all join in praise, through the ages to come. 
LinkM forever in euacurd, near life's fadeless tree. 

hi my pilgrimage here, be it always ray ami,— 
Noting all thy blest virtues, thy goodness and love, 
Sincerity, friendship, and truth e'er the same: — 
O. again would 1 pray, be it always my aim, 
Nought si much to secure, as to meet thee above. 

Octobkr, lCi'2. J. 5>. 'J'. 

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Augusta College 25 

is given alternately by recitation and lectures, that the particular advantage 
of each mode may be fully realized by the student, and in order that the 
mathematical course may be rendered as available as possible, the classes 
in that department are frequently exercised in the field under immediate 
direction of the professor. 

"In addition to the present property and available resources of the 
institution, plans are in progress which it is confidently expected, will 
result at no very distant day, in its ample and permanent endowment. 
The numerous and highly respectable bodies by whom the college is 
founded have each engaged to endow a professorship, one with the sum 
of $10,000 and the other with a sum of $14,000. The departments to which 
the avails of those funds are to be applied are denominated The McKendree 
Professorship of Moral Science and the Roberts Professorship of Mathe- 
matics. Considerable progress has also been made in the endowment of a 
third department, with a sum of $10,000, in honor of Bishop Soule of Ohio, 
who is also president of the Board of Trustees." 1 

The aims and purposes of the College are set forth in an advertisement 
in the Cynthiana Observer, October 15, 1825, of a new newspaper of the 
Augusta College, The Augusta Chronicle: 

"This Journal is to be edited by the President and Professor of Augusta 
College, in Kentucky, and is to be under the especial patronage of the 
Methodist Episcopal Conferences in this State, and in Ohio. Its objects 
are of the highest importance in the interests of literature, science, politics, 
morals and religion. Its income is destined to the support of the rising 
seminary, whose trustees must belong to the class of Christians already 

"Though our College is destined to advance the cause of a united lit- 
erary and religious education among our own people, and to raise the 
standard of our ecclesiastical as well as our social character, yet we aim 
at making not only good Methodist Scholars and Christians, but to con- 
tribute in making good Scholars and Christians for every department and 
class of society. Our institution emphatically is not to be sectarian, but is 
earnestly desirous of harmonizing with all the other institutions of the 
State and the West." 

Other revenue was derived from the Augusta Herald and the ferry 
rights in the town, — its greatest investment source of income. 

Colleges were rare in the West in the year 1820, and as a new venture 
required the best thought and talent, careful consideration was given to 
the selection of the first officers and teachers of the Augusta College. 

Rev. John P. Finley, of Ohio, had been appointed to the Kentucky 
Conference to found the preparatory department and later was in charge 

The Family Magazine, 1838. 

26 Augusta College 

as President. He was the son of Rev. Robert Finley, educated at Princeton, 
"and as the main building had been erected through the munificence of 
Capt. James Armstrong, a layman of the Methodist Church, with the aid 
of a few friends, the preparatory department was fully organized by 
August 1824, when Captain Armstrong died." 1 But he had lived to see the 
fulfilment of what must have been a great desire accomplished. 

John P. Finley died in May 1825, and his remains rest in the rear of 
the old Methodist Church on Riverside Drive in Augusta, where have re- 
sounded the voices of so many eloquent ministers. James Armstrong, Esq., 
built this church on the corner of Riverside Drive and Bracken Street and 
paid the entire cost except the tinning which the tinners would not allow 
him to pay. 

When the Collegiate Department was organized in the year 1825, Mar- 
tin Ruter, D.D., of Massachusetts, was made the President, and was ap- 
pointed professor of oriental languages and belles-lettres. He afterwards 
became president of Allegheny College and later founded the first Meth- 
odist College in Texas, which is now Southwestern University. 

To be under the guidance and instruction of this exceptional man was 
ample reason for these pioneer boys to travel such long distances, under 
severe hardships, and some of them left their homes as young in life as 
twelve years of age. It was this background of courage and determination, 
as well as a vision of so resplendent a future that has made America great. 

Joseph S. Tomlinson, A.M., D.D., professor of natural philosophy and 
chemistry, who was pronounced by some "the ablest debater in America," 
followed Martin Ruter as President and continued as President until the 
College charter was revoked. He was then offered the presidency of Ohio 
University but declined and instead became a member of its faculty. His 
brother was Dr. John Tomlinson, a physician in Augusta, and their sister, 
Eliza, and her husband, William Foster, were the parents of Stephen Col- 
lins Foster, the writer of so many lovely American folk songs. 

Some of the faculty members were: Henry B. Bascom, D.D., professor 
of moral science (1831-1841), the great Methodist preacher, later a bishop 
of the Methodist Church, chaplain of the United States House of Repre- 
sentatives, and president of Transylvania University. In the Louisville 
Conference of 1845 he took a most prominent part, winning for himself 
the title of "the father of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South." 

John P. Durbin, D.D., writer and traveller and "one of the most elo- 
quent divines in the United States," was professor of languages (1825- 
1831) . He was chaplain of the Senate of the United States and President 
of Dickinson College (1834). "He is regarded as the greatest head the 
college has ever known." 

1 W. E. Arnold, A History of Methodism in Kentucky, Vol. II, p. 63. 

Augusta College 27 

Frederick Eckstein, painter and sculptor, an important figure in the 
history of Cincinnati art. Hiram Powers, the sculptor, was at one time 
his pupil. Eckstein was schooled in the Berlin Academy of Arts and 
Sciences and was one of the Academicians of the Pennsylvania Academy 
of Fine Arts. When, in December, 1833, he came to Augusta College to 
teach, his salary was to be "$400 a year, besides his boarding, and he would 
have time to instruct a private class of young ladies in the French 
language." 1 

Rev. J. M. Trimble, A.M., professor of mathematics. He was the son 
of Governor Allen Trimble of Ohio. 

Rev. B. H. McCown, professor of ancient languages and instructor in 
Spanish and French. 

Herman Johnson, president of Dickinson College during the Civil War. 
Rev. Dr. Simpson, D.D., and Mr. McLeod, instructors. 

Other instructors were Frederick A. Davis, M.D., professor of chem- 
istry and botany; Ira Root; Thomas H. Lynch, later a member of the faculty 
of Transylvania; John Vincent; E. W. Gray; professors Robbins, Harrison 
and W. H. Stewart; Hon. Francis L. Cleveland, first cousin of President 
Grover Cleveland and the father of Justice Harland Cleveland of Cincin- 
nati; Charles Targowski, professor of Modern Languages and Fine Arts; 
Mr. McLeod was instructor in elocution and J. L. Kemp, preceptor of the 
Academic Department; Mr. A. Chapman, preceptor in the Preparatory 
Department, and Mr. Irwin, teacher of the Primary School. 

Among the trustees were John Chambers, Governor of the Iowa Ter- 
ritory. Rev. Joshua Soule, a Bishop of the Methodist Church; Martin Mar- 
shall, Esq., a widely known Kentucky lawyer and a cousin of Chief Justice 
John Marshall. It was in his office that many boys studied law. He was 
the son of Rev. William Marshall of Mason County, Kentucky. Martin 
Marshall's son, William Champe Marshall, was educated at the Augusta 
College, studied law in his father's office, was a state representative for 
several terms and a trustee of the Bracken Female Academy. He was the 
father of George Catlett Marshall who fought as a boy in defense of his 
home town, Augusta, during the Civil War and later became an important 
industrialist in Pennsylvania. 

George Marshall married Laura Bradford, of the talented Bradford 
family. She was the daughter of Dr. Jonathan J. Bradford of Augusta, 
a noted Civil War doctor, and the sister of Dr. Thomas Stuart Bradford, 
a prominent Augusta physician, a graduate of Jefferson Medical College. 

George and Laura Bradford Marshall had four children: William S., 
born in Augusta, who died when a small boy; Stuart, who was born at 
Samuel Ewing's estate, "Meadowland," in Pennsylvania, and graduated 

1 John H. James Manuscript Collection, Urbana, Ohio. 

28 Augusta College 

from Virginia Military Institute; Marie, born in Augusta and married Dr. 
Singer; and George Catlett, Jr., born at Uniontown, Pennsylvania, a short 
time after the family left Augusta. He was in Augusta when a small boy 
and again at the age of seventeen, just before entering Virginia Military 
Institute, and later visited at the home of his uncle's family, Dr. Thomas 
S. Bradford and his wife, Margaret Marshall Bradford. 

George Catlett Marshall, Jr., who was later to thrill the world with his 
military genius, was Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and has held 
so successfully, in one of the most critical periods of American history, the 
most important diplomatic position in our government, that of Secretary 
of State of the United States. 

Other wealthy and important men who served as trustees were: John 
Armstrong, Maysville; Rev. George C. Light, Frankfort; Gen. John Payne, 
who entertained William Henry Harrison at his home on Riverside Drive; 
Arthur Thome, Augusta; George Doniphan, Augusta; Squire G. Shropshire, 
Augusta; Gideon Minor, Clermont County, Ohio; Rev. James Savage, Ger- 
mantown, Kentucky; Samuel Lewis, Cincinnati, Ohio; Rev. Oliver M. Spen- 
cer, Cincinnati, Ohio, a Methodist minister who served in the Ohio Militia, 
was President of the American Bible Society, a famous writer, and a civic 
and religious leader in the Cincinnati region; Rev. John Meek, West Union, 
Ohio; Francis Landrum, Augusta; John Todd, Augusta; Dr. George W. 
Mackey, Augusta; Alfred Powell, Augusta; Marshall Key, Washington, 
Kentucky; Rev. Peter Acies, Louisville, Kentucky; Thomas Ingles, Sec- 
retary, Augusta; Hon. John M'Lean, Ohio; Rev. James B. Finley, Ohio; 
Joseph T. M'Kibben, Augusta; Rev. Francis A. Savage, Minerva, Kentucky; 
John Mears, Augusta; William Buckner, Georgetown, Ohio; Dr. John F. 
Tomlinson, Augusta; William C. Marshall, Augusta; Thomas Myers, Au- 
gusta; Vachel Weldon, Jr., Augusta; Joseph Schoolfield, Augusta; John 
M'Dowell, Portsmouth, Ohio; Nicholas W. Thomas, Cincinnati, Ohio; John 
McCleary; George Doniphan of Augusta; Josiah Lawrence; Johnson Brad- 
ford of Augusta; John O. T. Hawkins, and Thomas D. Carneal of Cincinnati. 

With a faculty of such eminence and trustees of wealth and influence it 
was only natural that the student body of the College should be recruited 
from the most prominent families of Methodists in the United States, and 
that others should seek this college for the education of their sons. And 
this accounts for the number of graduates and students who added to the 
intellectual life and progress of these early days. 

Numbered among its alumni were: Dr. Randolph Sinks Foster, son of 
Israel and Polly Kain Foster, who became President of Northwestern Uni- 
versity, later, pastor of St. Paul's Church, New York City, and the second 
President of Drew Theological Seminary; Dr. John W. Miley, a member of 
the faculty of Drew Theological Seminary; John Gregg Fee, who cham- 

Augusta College 29 

pioned the antislavery cause and who with Cassius M. Clay founded Berea 

William S. Groesbeck, internationally-known financier of Cincinnati; 

Gen. Durbin Ward, born in Augusta, a Union officer who lost an arm at 
Chickamauga and for his gallantry won a high honor. He became a United 
States District Attorney and served in the Ohio legislature. 

Dr. William H. Taylor was in the College at its closing. He had gradu- 
ated from Ohio Wesleyan and from Jefferson Medical College and with 
Dr. T. T. Bradford, assisted the famous Kentucky surgeon, Dr. Joshua T. 
Bradford, of Augusta, in his skilled surgery. 

Benjamin F. Power, who helped to establish the tobacco markets in 
Cincinnati, then the second largest in the world, and who was active 
in making Augusta a leader in the prizing and shipping of tobacco which 
was the wealth of so many prominent Augusta families. The leaders were 
James A. Powers, F. L. Powers, P. B. Powers, B. S. Rankins, R. P. Hamilton, 
T. S. Hamilton, William Allen, T. H. Armstrong, James W. Jennings, C. E. 
Robertson, Thomas Weldon, Reynolds Hook, and J. D. McKibben. 

Other prominent alumni were: Joseph Longworth of Cincinnati, whose 
grandson, Nicholas Longworth, was Speaker of the United States House of 
Representatives, and whose granddaughter was Clara Longworth, the 
Countess de Chambrun. 

Thomas H. Whetstone of Cincinnati, who was the first President of the 
Union Literary Society. 

William P. F. Hulbert, a successful real estate and business man of 
Cincinnati whose grandson, Hulbert Taft, is one of Cincinnati's most prom- 
inent men. William Hulbert's daughter married Peter R. Taft, a brother 
of President William Howard Taft. 

William H. Wadsworth of Maysville, Kentucky, a lawyer and member 
of the Congress of the United States. 

Thornton F. Marshall of Augusta, a lawyer of distinction and member 
of the Senate of Kentucky. Although a Democrat, he cast the deciding 
vote that kept Kentucky in the Union. 

John A. Boude of Augusta, a well-known lawyer and judge. 

J. B. Clark of Brooksville, Kentucky, a lawyer and United States Con- 

Dr. Philip B. Gatch of Ohio, son of the noted pioneer Methodist preach- 
er, Rev. Philip Gatch. 

General Alexander William Doniphan, born in Mason County, Ken- 
tucky. At the age of nine years he was placed by his widowed mother 
under the guardianship of his elder brother, George Doniphan, of Augusta, 
"to whose care and kind attention he acknowledges himself indebted for all 
his attainments." He graduated with high honors from the Augusta 
College in 1827 in the 19th year of his age and was licensed to practice law 

30 Augusta College 

in 1829, having read law in the office of Hon. Martin Marshall of Augusta. 
He served as member of the peace conference (1861) Washington, D. C; 
member of Missouri Legislature several terms, and was a hero of the 
Mexican War. 1 

Major John W. Breathitt, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, a prominent lawyer 
and county judge, was a nephew of Governor John Breathitt of Kentucky. 

Silas Field, of Missouri, a brother of Judge Emmett Field, of Louisville, 
Kentucky, whose father, Larkin Field, was an eminent lawyer. His cousin, 
Curtis Field, of Richmond, Kentucky, also was an alumnus. These men 
were descendants of a brother of the progenitor of the famous Field family 
which included Stephen Field of the Supreme Court of the United States 
and Cyrus Field who laid the Atlantic Cable. 

Judge Joseph Doniphan, who studied law in Martin Marshall's office 
and served in the Legislature of Kentucky and as a circuit judge. 

Professor J. McDowell Matthews of Pisgah, Woodford County, Ken- 
tucky. The degree of A.M. was conferred on him by the Augusta College. 
Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Virginia; first President of 
Hillsboro, Ohio, Female College, and nephew of General Joseph McDowell. 

James Armstrong, a merchant and philanthropist, whose grandson, 
Stuart Walker, born in Augusta, won histrionic fame with his organization, 
the Stuart Walker Players of Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Hollywood. 

Dr. Joshua T. Bradford, one of the eminent physicians and surgeons of 
Kentucky, was born in Augusta. He was educated at the Augusta College 
and was graduated from the famous medical department of Transylvania 
University. After completing his medical studies at Philadelphia, he re- 
turned to Augusta to become a celebrated specialist in ovarian tumor and 
bone surgery. He was senior Vice-President of the "Kentucky Medical 
Society" in 1856, and was a delegate to the National Medical Association, 
Washington City, in 1859. "As a surgeon he ranked with Gross, McDowell 
and Dudley." 2 A former major in the United States Army, he commanded 
the Home Guard at the Battle of Augusta. 

Judge George Huston, Union County, Kentucky, author of Memories 
of Eighty Years, in which he tells of his student days at the Augusta 
College and of his experiences during the Civil War. He was a Harvard 

Robert White McFarland, professor of mathematics, and afterwards 
President of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. 

Nicholas B. T. Marshall, a graduate of the class of 1829. He was an 

1 John T. Hughes, Doniphan's Expedition, J. A. and U. P. James, Cincinnati, 
Ohio, 1848, pp. 14-15. 

2 Kentucky. A History of the State, W. H. Perrin, J. H. Battle, and G. C. 
Kniffin. F. A. Battey & Company, Louisville, Chicago: 1888, p. 561. 

Augusta College 31 

eminent physician and a member of the faculty of the Ohio Medical College 
at Cincinnati. 

Gen. William Preston, grandson of John Preston of Virginia, was edu- 
cated at Augusta College. He served in the Mexican War, in the United 
States Congress, as Minister to Spain in 1858, and as Brigadier General in 
the Confederate Army under Gen. A. S. Johnson, who was his brother- 

Judge George N. Brown, born 1822, Huntington, West Virginia, edu- 
cated at Augusta College, went to Pikeville and was interested in the 
Big Sandy Improvement and Development project. 

Robert J. Poulson, son of Major Poulson, represented his county in the 
Legislature of Virginia. 

Lewis Van Antwerp, who was prominent in the firm of Van Antwerp, 
Bragg & Company, book publishers in Cincinnati. 

Charles Grosvenor, a distinguished congressman from Ohio for several 
years, was a graduate of the Augusta College. 

Captain A. B. French, noted river showman, owner of the showboat, 
"New Sensation," was a student of the Augusta College. 

Reverend John B. Merwin, D.D., who was a minister in the New York 
East Conference. 

Dr. William H. McDowell, M.D., one of the most loved physicians of 
Portsmouth, Ohio. During his funeral every business house in the city of 
Portsmouth was closed. 

Milton E. and Austin M. Clark, brothers, of Brown County, Ohio, 
originators of the Clark and Gruber Mint at Denver, Colorado. 

The Hall brothers: Calvin D., Alfred J., William C. and Thomas J., Jr., 
of Pendleton County who joined the Confederate Army. 

William Paxton, a lawyer, who studied law in Martin Marshall's office 
and was the author of "The Marshall Family." 

There were two main literary societies, the Union and the Jefferson, 
and they played a large part in student activities. 

In addition to the regular order of business, the procedure of weekly 
meetings called for "Speakers of the first class, Speakers of the second class, 
Writers of the first class, Writers of the second class, Anonymous compo- 
sitions," and the debate was then in order. There were regularly appointed 
debating teams and any failure to produce any of the assignments twice 
in succession drew a fine. 

They had their society libraries and there was also available to mem- 
bers the 2500 volume library of the college for reading and research. 

A wide range of subjects was discussed and these touched on many 
themes in the gamut of human emotions. And this may account for the 

32 Augusta College 

large number of theologians, teachers and lawyers whose names are to 
be found in the alumni lists of the college. 

In the roster of the Union and Jefferson Literary Societies will, no 
doubt, be found many noted men. 


B. F. Ankeny, Illinois; William Adair, Tuscumbia, Alabama; J. S. All- 
breck; W. W. Anderson, Augusta; 

Prince Bennett, Michigan; Karl H. Brooks; J. E. Broadwell of Cyn- 
thiana, Ky.; F. C. Brooks, Michigan; Foster H. Blades, Shelby City, Ken- 
tucky; J. H. Banks, New York City; L. H. Berry, Newport, Kentucky; 
J. H. Brown, Brownsville, Virginia; J. C. Bland, Vicksburg, Mississippi; 
Joseph Black, Ohio; E. Bettas, New Carthage, La.; D. DuBose, Richardson, 
Louisiana; William Buckner, Georgetown, Ohio; Duval Payne Boude, Au- 
gusta; John W. Breathitt, Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Granville Barrere, New 
Market, Highland County, Ohio; Judge John Boude, Augusta; John Bonton, 
Brownsville, Virginia; Sam C. Curren, Claysville, Kentucky; M. B. Cotton; 

F. L. Cleveland, Augusta, Kentucky; 

A. M. Clark, Brown County, Ohio; M. E. Clark, Brown County, Ohio; 

G. P. Clark, Augusta; J. B. Collins, Texas; J. W. Cotton, Memphis, Tenn.; 
J. T. Cochrain, Vicksburg, Mississippi; George Cassiday, Zanesville, Ohio; 
Samuel Carson, Shelby County, Kentucky; Thomas R. Colson, Rushville, 
Ohio; William A. Collard, Augusta; L. A. W. Chalfant, Felicity, Ohio; 
A. B. Cook, Vicksburg, Mississippi; David Chiles, Minerva, Kentucky; W. 
H. Cougill, Clark County, Maine; Dr. Ruben H. Carnal, Alexandria, Lou- 
isiana; J. B. Cotton, Alexandria, Louisiana; William Dacey, Indiana; M. F. 
Damarat, Portsmouth, Ohio; Abraham Diltz, Augusta; G. F. Duke, Ken- 
escha Salines, Virginia; W. A. Doniphan, Augusta; 

Henry Edmondson, Scott County, Kentucky; J. W. Ellington, Greenup 
City, Kentucky; W. R. Elliott, Franklin, Louisiana; William H. Edwards, 
Liberty Hall, Kentucky; James B. Fetstone, Mayslick, Kentucky; R. Folkes, 
Vicksburg, Mississippi; Curtis Field, Richmond, Kentucky; O. H. Field, 
Missouri; Silas H. Field, Missouri; Benjamin F. Fox, Natchez, Mississippi; 
George Grafton, Pine Ridge, Mississippi; William S. Gordy, Louisiana; 
A. Goddard, Kentucky; E. P. Gains, Warrenton, Mississippi; O. Griffin, 
Cincinnati; Henry V. Gissan, Augusta; G. W. Groves, Carthage, Louisiana; 
William Gibbons, Augusta, Kentucky; William S. Gum, Vicksburg, Mis- 

W. A. Harris, LaGrange, Tennessee; Thomas Howell, Augusta; Edward 
Howell, Maine; Elijah Howell; Jas. Humphrey, Port Gibson, Mississippi; 
E. W. Hamilton, Augusta; Dana Hubs, Lawrenceburg, Indiana; E. James, 
Louisiana; Francis Jordon, Pennsylvania; John R. Keith, Augusta; F. D. 
King, New York, N. Y.; F. E. King, New York, N. Y.; F. P. King, New York; 

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The Home of Rev. Joseph S. Tomlinson, D.D., President of Augusta College, where 
Mrs. Foster, Henrietta and Stephen made a visit of three weeks in May, 1833 

The B. F. Power Home on Elizabeth Street 

Augusta College 33 

I. W. King; John H. Locke, Louisville, Kentucky; E. M. Lane, Vicksburg, 
Mississippi; I. Locke, Louisville, Kentucky; Henry Lackie, Alexandria, 
Louisiana; H. M. Linney, Harrodsburg, Kentucky; G. W. Leinn, Baltimore, 

Alfred Murray, Bracken County, Kentucky; Alfred I. N. Myers, Au- 
gusta; M. C. Martin, Alexandria, Louisiana; W. M. Matthews, Natchez, 
Mississippi; W. H. Mackie, Augusta; Thomas Morton, Mason County, Ken- 
tucky; William McDowell, Portsmouth, Ohio; Josiah M. McKay, Ports- 
mouth, Ohio; H. Moore, Pittsburg, Mississippi; John McConthy, Trimble 
City, Kentucky; John Muing, Bracken County, Kentucky; William C. Mil- 
ler, Millersburg, Kentucky; James McNeal, Grand Gulf, Louisiana; George 
Marshall, Augusta, Kentucky; C. W. Murphy; 

James L. Nash, Louisiana; W. Nottingham, Florida; F. Nash, Attakapas, 
Louisiana; G. M. Nash, Jefferson City, Mississippi; John W. Ovny, Balti- 
more, Maryland; Will W. Orr, Augusta; William D. Penyton, Selamena 
City, Tennessee; W. R. Pierce, Poplar Plains, Kentucky; A. Bruce Porter, 
Kentucky; J. L. Pogeke, Naucarthaga, Louisiana; W. C. Purer, New Car- 
thage, Louisiana; Elijah C. Phister, Maysville, Kentucky; B. W. Payne, 
Augusta; Thomas Powers, Augusta; L. Price, Lexington, Kentucky; B. F. 
Power, Augusta; 

John H. Quinn, Hillsboro, Ohio; O. P. Raynolds, Kentucky; Samuel H. 
Rehy, Washington, S. C; William Russel, Wilmington, Ohio; E. W. Rob- 
ertson, Plaquemine, Louisiana; D. L. Ryan, Mercer City, Kentucky; Walter 
Ring, Augusta, Kentucky; William J. Rankins, Augusta, Kentucky; Job 

B. Ranels, Franklin, Louisiana; 

Henry A. Shaefer, Port Gibson, Mississippi; John Stock well, Kentucky; 
Milton C. Smith, Mason City, Kentucky; W. M. Soule, Lebanon, Ohio; 
Stephen P. Shaifer, Port Clinton, Mississippi; E. W. Smith, New Carthage, 
Louisiana; John K. Smith, Attakapas, Louisiana; Dr. C. S. Savage, M.D., 
Bracken County, Kentucky; S. H. Sisson, Augusta, Kentucky; F. M. Sell; 

C. O. Scott, Alexandria, Louisiana; William Salter; Richard A. Stone, War- 
ren, Mississippi; Jonathan Short, Kentucky; 

Benjamin Taylor, Augusta; L. P. Thomas, Augusta; John G. Tomlin- 
son, Augusta; C. C. Tomlinson, Harrodsburg, Kentucky; W. C. Tomlinson, 
Augusta, Kentucky; Dr. W. H. Taylor, Augusta; David Thomas, Augusta, 
Kentucky; Osuet H. Vick, Vicksburg, Mississippi; A. Vandorn, Port Gibson, 
Mississippi; William Watson, Hazen, Mason County, Kentucky; William D. 
Williams, Clarksburg, Virginia; W. H. Wadsworth, Maysville, Kentucky; 
W. T. Walker, Fleming County, Kentucky; Thomas J. Wilson, West Felici- 
ana, Louisiana. 

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Ransom Brooks, Cincinnati, Ohio; John Bradshaw, Shelby ville, Ken- 
tucky; Aaron Biddison; W. R. Brown; G. Grading; Fredrick P. Clay, Frank- 
fort, Kentucky; William Campbell, Cynthiana, Kentucky; James R. Clark, 
Brown County, Ohio; Stephen Cobb, West Feliciana, Louisiana; John W. 
Cassett; Thomas Dobyns, Mason County, Kentucky; Joseph L. David, But- 
ler County, Ohio; William Dowsing, Columbus, Mississippi; Charles Dyas; 
Daniel Evans; L. S. Espy; Jeremiah H. Foster; D. Florey; William S. Groes- 
beck, Cincinnati, Ohio; S. S. Gray; Prof. E. W. Gray; Jesse Garlinghouse, 
Augusta; S. P. Hall; G. M. Hardwick, Tuscaloosa, Louisiana; John Height; 
W. E. Hinze; William F. Jones; Philip Kennedy; Josiah Lamborn; Robert 
Loving, Nelson County, Virginia; Wm. B. Lakin; Jesse Lock; Edward 
Love; Stephen Lock; W. T. Leener; S. L. Leanord; Alex Mclntyre; A. L. C. 
Magruder, Jefferson County, Mississippi; Samuel Melvin, Accomac County, 
Virginia; H. McCasland; B. F. Morris; 

Doctor A. H. Pollock, M.D., Bracken County, Kentucky; David Portes; 
Addison Reese, Cynthiana, Kentucky; John Rees, Georgetown, Ohio; John 
Roszell; George W. Robinson; J. W. Ricks; Augustus W. Ruter, Augusta, 
Kentucky; Paul Riggs; Alexander D. Spencer, Cincinnati, Ohio; Thomas 
Simpson, Adams County, Ohio; W. H. Stewart, Brown County, Ohio; Sam- 
uel C. Spencer, Cincinnati, Ohio; Thos. Jefferson Nicholas Simmons; J. Sni- 
der; W. L. S. Simmons; I. R. Starkey; P. S. Spawling; William G. Starky; 
L. F. Vandene; Stephen Wood, Adams County, Mississippi; Isaac Newton 
Williams; William R. White and Henry C. Whitney. 


Robert Aldredge, Tuscumbia, Alabama; James Armstrong, Augusta; 
Richard H. Anderson, Green County, Kentucky; Edward L. Anderson, 
Green County, Kentucky; Joseph H. Anderson, Vicksburg, Mississippi; 
William J. Anderson, Vicksburg, Mississippi; William Bailie; J. H. Bishop; 
A. Bascom; I. S. A. Bradshaw; R. R. Bailie, Barker; Jacob Best, Bracken 
County, Kentucky; D. H. Bishop; Nelson Barrere, New Market, Highland 
County, Ohio; Spencer J. Ball, Mason County, Kentucky; William I. T. 
Buckner, Augusta, Kentucky; John T. Bate, Jefferson County, Kentucky; 
Erasmus D. Beach, Hamilton, Ohio; Thomas Carter, Clinton, Louisiana; 
Charles Cabell; John L. Carey, Bridgenville, Delaware; Joseph Chambers, 
Washington, Mason County, Kentucky; Joshua A. Clark, Hayswood Coun- 
ty, Tennessee; William P. Cook, Warren County, Kentucky; L. A. Clinton, 
Louisiana; Granville L. Cookrill, Tuscumbia, Louisiana; Wallers S. Chew, 
West Feliciana, Louisiana; Philemon L. Chew, West Feliciana, Louisiana; 
George H. R. Clark, St. Louis, Missouri; John Cochran, Brown County, 
Ohio; Alexander C. Crawford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nailor; 

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Adam C. Deem; I. C. Damron; Robert V. Davis, West Feliciana, Lou- 
isiana; Robert B. Ellis, Todd County, Kentucky; Collins Elliott, Butler 
County, Ohio; Fredrick Farrer, Washington, Mississippi; Thomas P. Farrer, 
Washington, Mississippi; Asa Foster, Bourbon County, Kentucky; Orvil 
Grant; Abner Green, Jefferson County, Mississippi; W. P. Grayson; William 
W. N. Gibson, Warren County, Mississippi; H. S. Garland; Davis S. Goodloe, 
Tuscumbia, Alabama; Henry E. Gill, Mason County, Kentucky; Gordon R. 
Gilmore, Cincinnati, Ohio; George J. Griffin, Hinds County, Mississippi; 
John S. Griffin, Jefferson County, Kentucky. 

George H. Harrison, Warren County, Ohio; Thomas L. Haile, St. Fran- 
cisville, Louisiana; Matthew Hopple, Cincinnati, Ohio; James B. Hinde, Ur- 
bana, Ohio; Augustus F. Holton, Augusta, Kentucky; William P. F. Hulbert, 
Cincinnati, Ohio; William P. Hamilton; J. W. Harmon, Augusta, Kentucky; 
J. B. Jackson; William Jones; Charles A. Jones, Cincinnati, Ohio; William 
Johnson, Humpsted County, Arkansas Territory; Moses H. Keener, Ridge- 
ville, Ohio; Charles R. Kincheloe, Nelson County, Kentucky; Rodney King, 
Adams County, Mississippi; Richard E. King, Adams County, Mississippi; 
William B. Lewis, St. Landry, Louisiana; James Leigh, Perquimans County, 
North Carolina; Edward Lawrence, Cincinnati, Ohio; Preston Lodwick, 
Cincinnati, Ohio; John Long, St. Francisville, Louisiana; George Long, St. 
Francisville, Louisiana; G. W. Leinn, Baltimore, Maryland; 

Sidney H. Monroe, Falmouth, Kentucky; Nicholas B. T. Marshall, Au- 
gusta, Kentucky; Thomas A. Marshall, Augusta, Kentucky; William B. 
Magruder, Fluvanna County, Virginia; Hillary Magruder, Fluvanna Coun- 
ty, Virginia; Thomas G. Mclntyre, Franklin County, Mississippi; William 
S. Meek, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Thomas W. Miller, Scioto County, Ohio; 
Daniel B. Nailer, Vicksburg, Mississippi; Stephen E. Nash, Monroe County, 
Mississippi; Samuel Nixon, Loudoun County, Virginia; John H. Oglesby, 
Madison, Indiana; George W. Dutten, Augusta, Kentucky; John W. Pery- 
man; Charles M. Phillips; Baltimore, Maryland; William Preston, Louis- 
ville, Kentucky; Henry B. Price, Washington, Mississippi; J. C. Richey; 
Augustus Robbins, Augusta, Kentucky; Sam'l Roszell; John R. Power, 

Henry L. Rucker, Augusta, Kentucky; Pascal F. Right, Amelia 
County, Virginia; Stephen S. Rossel, Washington City; William H. Rob- 
ertson, Mason County, Kentucky; John Rees, Georgetown, Ohio; Charles 
Rabb, Natchez, Mississippi; Luke Robinson, Cambridge, Maryland; Philan- 
der S. Ruter, Augusta, Kentucky; James Ryan; Chancy B. Shepherd, Ma- 
tthews County, Virginia; Samuel R. Shakelford, Amite County, Mississippi; 
William B. Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio; Joseph W. Sessions, Adams County, 
Mississippi; Joseph J. B. Southall, Murfreesboro, North Carolina; Samuel 
H. Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio; Henry Smith, St. Louis, Missouri; Samuel A. 

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Spencer, Cincinnati, Ohio; Francis W. Spencer, Cincinnati, Ohio; Lucien 
D. Stockton, Flemingsburg, Kentucky; 

William Schoolfield, Augusta, Kentucky; Baldwin H. Spiker, Winches- 
ter, Tennessee; Caleb L. Swayze, St. Landry, Louisiana; David M. Stiles, 
Claibourn County, Mississippi; William M. Stiles, Claibourn County, Mis- 
sissippi; Glenn G. Stoudemire, Louisville, Alabama; Joseph P. Sanford, 
Baltimore, Maryland; James A. Thome, Augusta, Kentucky; John H. 
Thomas, Wilkinson County, Mississippi; Charles W. Thorp, Cincinnati, 
Ohio; James L. Thorp, Cincinnati, Ohio; George Tribbey, Augusta, Ken- 
tucky; John Vincent; 

Richard A. Whetstone, Cincinnati, Ohio; Benjamin Whiteman, Green 
County, Ohio; Stephen T. Wood, Adams County, Mississippi; Peter G. 
Winn, Claysville, Kentucky; William Wayland, Batavia, Ohio; George R. 
Waters, Bracken County, Kentucky; William Watts, Maysville, Kentucky; 
Alexander H. Whitney, Jefferson County, Mississippi; Silas Woods, Leb- 
anon, Ohio; Charles W. Walden, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1 

The college papers of the literary societies were: The Jefferson Chron- 
icle, Friday Courier, and The Evening Herald. 

These men gave special lectures before the Literary Societies: Rev. Dr. 
Tefft; Judge McLean; Dr. Thompson; Rev. W. I. Fee of Ohio; Dr. McCullom, 
who often "appeared in the hall" and was always "invited into the room" 
to give an interesting biological lecture. 

Dr. Charles Caldwell, M.D., a professor in the famous Medical Depart- 
ment of Transylvania University. He was also a writer and delivered 
several lectures to the Jefferson Society of the Augusta College. Dr. Cald- 
well had been made an honorary member of this Society, July 21, 1848. 
Spread on the minutes of the October 27, 1848 meeting of the Society is this 
information: "A motion made and carried to instruct the treasurer to send 
twenty five dollars to Dr. Caldwell to pay in part for the publication of his 
address. A note being read from Samuel Garrett, book merchant at Cin- 
cinnati, stating that he would take some 25 copies of said address and do 
the best he could with [them]." 

JEFFERSON SOCIETY: March 23rd, 1832. "Motion was then made to 
appoint five to meet a committee from the Union Society to request the 
Hon. Henry Clay to address the two societies on the next commencement." 

The records show that the faculty of the College, including Dr. Ruter, 
were honorary members of the societies and took part in the debates. 

In the societies quills were used for pens and fat was preferred to oil 
in lamps. "On Jan. 14th the treasurer was instructed to purchase a pair of 

1 Minutes of the Union and Jefferson Literary Societies. Original in possession 
of the author. 

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"The days of College prosperity were the days of Augusta's renown 
and greatest prosperity." 1 

"It was a center on which all eyes from all parts of North and South, 
East and West looked with an interest; for there were congregated some of 
the great lights of the church as scholars, divines and orators, and they 
were going out, the educated sons of the church, to make their impress 
upon society in after years." 2 

The homes and the hearts of this cultured little town were opened to 
the students, and the gaiety of many social events in these lovely old homes 
can be visualized. The college building on Bracken Street, with its colonial 
stairway, its large stately rooms, no doubt, was the scene of many brilliant 
social events. Yet the seriousness and close comradeship that abounds in 
colleges of this type (for it was typical of the early English schools) are 
apparent from this one incident of a Cincinnati boy. 

"Meeting Extraordinary June 9th., 1831" 

"By order of the President the Society met in order to consult what 
would be the most suitable manner of manifesting their sorrow and regret 
for the demise of one of their honored and respected members, Mr. Ramson 
Brooks, one whose social virtues, moral conduct, and accomplished talents 
entitle his memory to be perpetuated in the hearts of his fellow members 
and deeply impressed on their fondest recollections. After the president 
had stated the object of the meeting the following resolution was intro- 
duced by Mr. Portis and immediately adopted by the House: 'Resolved 
unanimously, that the members of the Jeff. Society, in commemoration of 
their departed friend and fellow member R. Brooks, wear crape on their 
left arms for thirty days.' Mr. Rozel was appointed to inform by letter, 
the Rev. Brooks of the proceedings of this society with respect to his son. 
Mr. Melvin was selected by the House to purchase and distribute the crape 
necessary for each member. There being no other business the House was 

"Sam'l Smith, President 
"W. H. Stewart, Secretary" 

Strict discipline was required, in these early days, and the right of free 
speech was seemingly denied — as witnessed in the following trial of Josiah 

"August 5th 1829— Jefferson Society 

The Society met persuant to adjournment — the role being called, the 
Prosecutor of the Society arraigned before the members, Josiah Lamborn 

1 J. W. Cunningham — Newport, Kentucky, 1869. 

2 Ibid. 

38 Augusta College 

for certain offences against the dignity of the Society contained in the fol- 
lowing prosecution, (viz) 

Jefferson Society 
Augusta College 

Whereas it hath been represented to us by certain individuals, belonging to 
this Jefferson Society, that Josiah Lamborn, a member of the said Society, 
hath wilfully and without any regard for the dignity of this Society, ex- 
pressed himself in a manner degrading to the standing and contrary to the 
laws laid down in the constitution of said Society. 

Therefore I Thos P. Haille, by the powers invested in me, as Prosecutor in 
behalf of the Society aforesaid and agreeable to the Constitution in such 
cases made and provided do hereby arraign before the members of this 
Society the said Josiah Lamborn to answer to the charges preferred against 
him in this Endictment 

Witness Thos G. M'Intyre President of the Jefferson Society, the 5th 
day of August Eighteen hundred and twenty nine. 

Thos P Haille Prosecutor 

After which the Society submitted to a hearing of the trial Thos P. Haille 
Pros, and Addison Rees in behalf of the Society — A. O. Spencer and Ransom 
Brooks for Deft — Several witnesses being examined and the counsel on 
each side having finished pleading, The Society decided the offender (on 
refusing to make acknowledgements) should be suspended from all privi- 
leges of the Society for the Term of one month from the commencement 
of the next session. 

The Society then appointed a Committee to inform the Faculty that it 
would submit to any arrangement the Faculty might think proper to make 
with respect to marching at the Commencement, after which the Society 

Alfred H Pollock Secty." 

There is no record to show that Josiah Lamborn ever made acknowl- 
edgment of this accusation but the records do show that he was taken back 
into the full fellowship of the Society and was appointed to make the next 
Fourth of July address. 

Perhaps a more flagrant crime (or was it a crime?), was committed on 
July 12th, 1831. The usual "Meeting Extraordinary" was called to take 
into consideration the conduct of a student "who was cited by the Censor 
before this Society (Jefferson) to answer to the following charges, Viz. 
for stealing 1 silk Vest, 1 pair Pantaloons, a five dollar bill, (maybe in the 
pantaloons) , a Book of Compositions, other Books and other articles of 

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Sundry Kinds." The accused refused to be present, and "the Society, 
upon due consideration of the subject; being thoroughly convinced of the 
justice of the charges," 1 proceeded, summarily, to expel him, and to notify 
the faculty of his expulsion. 

This smacks of the predilection of some college boys to borrow (with- 
out the consent of the owner), such articles, when they have a special 
date, and the faculty knowing the ways of these boys and with the return, 
perhaps, of the articles of sundry kinds, may have dismissed these charges 
with a severe reprimand. Yet his name does not appear, afterwards, on 
the available records. 

The Board of Trustees had drawn up strict by-laws and every student 
was required to sign a pledge to obey them. Yet, in spite of this, there 
were a few lapses in behavior. 

Some of these laws were: 

"The Principal in the Primary Department depends for his compen- 
sation on the fees of his pupils; which he himself is to collect. The year 
is divided into quarters, and the price of tuition two dollars per quarter. 
Four weeks vacation are allowed during the year; to be dated and distrib- 
uted by the Faculty and the Principal." 

"This school, in summer, opens at eight, and closes at five; and in 
winter, opens at half past eight, and closes at four; both seasons having a 
daily intermission from noon till two." 

"Admittance into the Freshman class, can only be procured, by passing 
an examination before the Faculty in the preparatory studies, possessing 
a good moral character, and paying the advance dues." 

"Students who have accomplished our college course, and paid all dues, 
are eligible candidates for the first degree, or Bachelor of Arts; and their 
title is decided, after examination in literature and science, and scrutiny 
of moral character, by recommendation of the Faculty, and vote of the 
Board. Before the degree be publicly conferred, every candidate must per- 
form the assigned commencement exercise." 

"Alumni of Augusta College, who, after leaving, continue the culti- 
vation of letters, or the sciences, or enter some of the learned professions, 
and maintain an irreproachable character, shall, in three years after com- 
mencing A.B., be permitted, by the same formalities, to proceed Master of 
Arts. In no case shall any degree be granted, as a matter of course." 

"Honorary testimonials, decorated with the seal of the College, are to 
be adjudged at the annual examinations to such students as distinguish 

"No hallooing, loud talking, whistling, jumping, or other disturbing act, 
shall be permitted in the buildings of the College, or on the college 

1 Minutes — Jefferson Literary Society. 

40 Augusta College 

grounds during recitation hours; and all tumultous or indecent noises, 
disturbing the town, or any of its inhabitants; making bonfires, playing off 
fireworks, or in any way assisting in such disorders, are utterly disallowed." 

"The students of Augusta College are required to attend public wor- 
ship in Augusta, every Sabbath morning; and, as far as practicable, in the 
evening; and, at all hours and places, on the Sabbath, to conduct them- 
selves with becoming sobriety and strict decorum." 

"All students of Augusta are expected to exhibit, in demeanor, speech, 
and action, all those principles and sentiments, which characterize the 
genuine gentleman; namely, the man of purity, dignity, and benevolence." 

"The punishments denounced, as well as the conduct prescribed, are 
applicable to the Preparatory Department. The students in this school are 
liable to the punishment of the rod, when judged indispensable." 


"We, whose names are hereunto subscribed, being ad- 
mitted students of Augusta College, having read with at- 
tention the By-Laws of said College, do hereby Declare 
upon our Honor, that we cordially acquiesce in these laws 
and will constantly obey them: — And, that we will not be 
guilty of profane cursing and swearing, card-playing, any 
gaming at which money or property may be hazarded, in- 
decent language, or disrespectful conduct towards the col- 
lege officers or instructors; and, that without the special 
leave of a professor, parent, or guardian, we will not visit, 
for any purpose whatever, any coffeehouse, grocery, or 
house of similar kind, where spirituous liquors are sold." 

"If the Trustees, or officers of the College, on any occasion, shall desire 
to consult a book in the library, without taking it from the room, it shall 
be the duty of the Librarian to attend them for that purpose." 

"No book shall be permitted to be carried more than a mile from the 

"All the students, except those whose parents or legal guardians reside 
in Augusta, are required to keep, in books provided for the purpose, reg- 
ular and accurate accounts of their receipts and expenditures of money. 
These books are submitted for examination, at the close of each session, to 
a committee consisting of the President of the College and two Trustees, 
accompanied by a written declaration that the accounts they contain are 
full and faithful." 

"It is earnestly recommended, that all monies designed for the college 
expenses of the students, be deposited by their friends in the hands of some 

Doorway to "Piedmont", the Home of Dr. Joshua T. Bradford 

The College Building on Bracken Street where Hanson Penn Diltz 
wrote "Hollow Bracken" 

Marshall-Bradford Home on Riverside Drive 

The Doniphan-Felix Home on Fourth Street 

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person in Augusta, as a college Guardian, or Agent; and that students may 
not have the control of considerable sums of money, or be allowed a too 
liberal supply of pocket-money." 1 

"The course of instruction in the Moral Department will be conducted, 
alternately, by Recitation and Lecture; that the peculiar advantage result- 
ing from each of these modes of communication may be fully realized by 
the student. 

"During the Winter Session, an extended Course of Lectures on Chem- 
istry will be delivered by the President, accompanied with numerous 
appropriate experiments. 

"The services of a Teacher of Modern Languages can be procured, at 
any time, for such students as may wish to acquire those Languages." 

This is an account of the annual examinations, the commencement 
exercises, and a list of the faculty members for the year 1835: 

"The annual examination commenced in this institution in the Aca- 
demic Department, on Friday the 31 ult., at 9 o'clock. The business of 
examination was conducted alternately by Mr. Chapman, Preceptor in the 
Preparatory Department, and by the President, and other members of the 
faculty. — The course of study in this department is strictly preparatory, 
comprehending the usual elementary branches of an English education, 
thoroughly taught. Latin — Adam's Grammar — Historiae Sacrae — Viri Ro- 
mae — Caesar's Commentaries — Virgil's Aeneid, (6 books). Greek — An- 
thon's Grammar — Greek Testament — Graeca Minora. As there are two 
public examinations in the several departments of the college each year, 
the several classes at each examination, are only examined upon the studies 
of the preceding session, say on one half the studies of the college year. 

"The examination of the college classes commenced on Monday, the 3rd 
of August, in the department of Ancient languages, conducted by Professor 
McCowan, occasionally relieved by others. The writer of this article is only 
anxious to present the general outlines of the course of study in each de- 
partment, in connection with the actual examination witnessed by him, 
without aiming at fulness or formality of detail as furnished in the publi- 
cation of the College. Latin — Virgil's Aeneid, continued, — Syntax — Cicero's 
Select Orations — Horace — Cicero de Immortalities — Juvenal Satires — Ro- 
man Antiquities. Greek — Xenophon's Cyropaedia — Syntax — Craeca Ma- 
jora — Lingimus on the sublime — Homer's Iliad — Grecian Antiquities. He- 
brew — Stuart's Grammar — Wilson's Introduction — Biblia Hebraica — Gebb's 
Manual, Hebrew and English Lexicon. — On Tuesday morning, at 9 o'clock, 
the examination commenced in the mathematical Department, including 
natural philosophy and astronomy. Professor Tomlinson examined eight 
classes successively during the day. The Freshman class in Geometry — 

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Playfair. In Algebra — Day. In Ancient History, with Chronology and 
Geography — Whelply. In Plane Trigonometry — Gibson. The Sophomore 
class — mensuration of superfices and solids — Keith on the Globes. The 
Junior class in surveying, with special reference to both theory and practice 
— Gibson — and the Senior class in Astronomy. The principal additional 
studies in this department, such as Logarithms — mensuration of heights 
and distances — Gibson. Navigation — Day. Spherical Trigonometry — Play- 
fair. Conic Sections — Simpson. Differential Calculus — Vince, together 
with an illustration of principles, by an appeal to suitable apparatus, with 
which the department is furnished, could only be glanced at en passant. 
On Wednesday, the 5th, at the usual hour the examination commenced 
in the department of moral science. The first hour was devoted to Intel- 
lectual Philosophy. The science was denned and discriminated so as to 
fix and settle its limits — the definite objects of the science were considered, 
together with the most approved method of inquiry applicable to the 
study. A text book is used, and nothing in it allowed to escape the notice 
of the student, yet it is used as a basis of study only, and not appealed to 
as authority. The usual method of recitation and drill are thoroughly plied, 
and concise, perspicuous lecture accompanies each recitation throughout 
the entire course, the object of which is, to fix attention upon what may be 
considered the demonstrated principles of the science, as found in Locke, 
Reid, Stewart, Brown, and others, without encumbering the subject with 
opinions and conjectures at present exploded, or at best of questionable 
value. A class was next examined in Moral Philosophy, and the plan of 
the instructor was the same as in the preceding study, carefully distin- 
guishing the latter as a science, from the former, and pointing out its 
peculiar uses and appropriate applications. A class was then examined in 
Political Economy. Say, it seems, is adopted as a nominal guide, drawing 
liberally at the same time upon Smith, Ricardo, Malthus, Chalmers, Phil- 
lips and others. Professor Bascom next examined a class in Natural The- 
ology. The limits of the science were settled — the nature of the evidence 
to which it appeals was critically examined, and what is peculiar to the 
science as such, and its intimate connection with the interest of Chris- 
tianity were noticed with special care and at length. The class in Natural 
and Political Law was next in order, and after distinguishing and defining 
the subjects, in accordance with modern classification, their range and im- 
portance were noticed, in a way calculated to evince the importance of the 
one and the other. The examination of the class in Natural law was 
directed mainly to the sources and obligations of the science, viewed as the 
law of nature applied to nations, and modified and extended by conven- 
tional arrangement among them as contracting parties — also the gradual 
growth and progress of the science, from the date of the Justinian Code 
to the present time. The last class examined was one of Constitutional 

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law, with special reference to the constitution and jurisprudence of the 
United States. On Thursday morning, Mr. Targowski examined the class 
in French, and exhibited specimens of the progress of his pupils in drawing. 
"At 12 o'clock the board of trustees met. The Reverend Professor 
Tomlinson was elected President of the College. The Rev. Joseph M. Trim- 
ble, A.M., of the Ohio Conference, was appointed Roberts Professor of 
Mathematics. Mr. Charles Targowski, late from Poland, and graduate of 
the University of Warsaw, was appointed Professor of Modern Languages 
and of Fine Arts. 

"The Rev. Jonathan Stamper, and the Rev. H. H. Kavanaugh were in 
attendance as a visiting committee from the Kentucky Conference; and 
the Rev. Leroy Swormstedt, and the Rev. Joseph M. Trimble in the same 
capacity from the Ohio Conference." 

"The exercise of commencement began at half past 8 o'clock Friday 
morning. A large procession was formed at the college chapel. General 
Payne, acting as marshal of the day, and proceeded thence to the Metho- 
dist church, with a fine band of music from Cincinnati. After prayers by 
President Tomlinson, and music, an oration on Patriotism was delivered 
by James Madison Jackson of Virginia. 2. an oration on the Fickleness of 
Fortune, by Thomas Marshall Key of Kentucky. 3. A Poem on Knowledge, 
by Matthew F. Hopple, of Cincinnati, Ohio. 4. an oration on the Aborigines 
of America, by R. A. Whetstone of Cincinnati, Ohio. 5. Valedictory Ad- 
dress, by Walter Taylor, of Alabama. 6. The ceremony of conferring de- 
grees — James M. Jackson, Virginia, Thomas M. Key, Kentucky, and Wal- 
ter Taylor, Alabama, received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. The degree 
of Master of Arts was conferred on John S. Bradshaw, Kentucky; William 
Campbell, Kentucky; William P. Cook, Mississippi; Joseph W. Davis, Mis- 
sissippi; Matthew F. Hopple, Ohio; Robert G. Loving, Virginia; John B. 
Merwin, New York; Charles Phillips, Mississippi; Samuel P. Smith, Ohio; 
Samuel A. Spencer, Ohio; L. D. Stockton, Kentucky; and R. A. Whetstone, 
Ohio — alumni of the college. The honorary degree of Master of Arts was 
conferred on the Rev. Geo. S. Holmes, of Pennsylvania; and that of Doctor 
of Laws, on Benjamin Watkins Leigh of Virginia. 

"Professor Bascom then delivered an address to the rival literary soci- 
ety of the college 'on the coincident claims of intellect and morals in the 
formation of character.' After which, the exercises were closed by a 

"The present organization of the Faculty announced as follows, by 
order of the Board of Trustees: 1. Rev. Joseph S. Tomlinson, A.M., Presi- 
dent and Professor of Natural Philosophy, Astronomy and Chemistry. 2. 
Rev. H. B. Bascom, A.M., M'Kendree Professor of Moral Science and Belles 
Lettres. 3. Rev. Joseph M. Trimble, A.M., Roberts Professor of Mathe- 

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matics. 4. Rev. B. H. McCowan, A.M., Professor of Ancient Languages. 

5. Charles Targowski, Professor of Modern Languages and the Fine Arts. 

6. Mr. A, Chapman, Preceptor in the Preparatory Department." 1 


I. Professorship of Ancient Languages, including Latin, Greek, and 
Hebrew; Grecian and Roman Antiquities; Ancient Geography, and 
Biblical Literature. 

II. Professorship of Modern Languages, comprising French, German 
and Spanish. 

III. Professorship of Mathematics, entitled the Roberts Professorship of 
Mathematics; comprehending Pure Mathematics, and the application 
of Mathematics to Mensuration, Surveying, Navigation, Nautical 
Astronomy, Geography, and Civil Engineering. 

IV. Professorship of Natural Science, including Natural Philosophy, As- 
tronomy, and Chemistry. 

V. Professorship of Moral Science, styled the M'Kendree Professorship 
of Moral Science; embracing Mental Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, 
Natural Theology, Evidences of Christianity, Christian Ethics, Nat- 
ural and Political Law, Political Economy, and the Law of Nations. 

The following was the course of study in 1837: 


English. — Grammar, Elocution, Penmanship. 

Mathematics, &c. — Arithmetic, Introduction to Algebra, Geography. 

Latin. — Adam's Grammar, Walker's Latin Reader, Eutropius Phoedrus, 

Caesar, Ovid, Virgil, Prosody, Exercises. 
Greek. — Valpy's Grammar, Gospels of Luke and John, Graeca Minora. 

Note. — A greater or lesser number of the Latin books is read, according to 
the state of the student. 


Freshman Class 

First Session 

English. — Syntax with Analysis, Exercises in Composition, Elocution. 
Latin. — Virgil reviewed and finished, Prosody, Sallust, Exercises. 
Greek. — Xenophon's Cyropoedia; Anabasis (Graeca Majora), Exercises. 

i The Commonwealth, Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 26, 1835. 

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Mathematics. — Book-keeping (single and double entry), Plain Geometry, 
including six books. 

History. — Elements of Chronology, Ancient History, with Ancient Geog- 

Second Session 

English. — Syntax with criticism, including punctuation; composition, Elo- 

Latin. — Cicero's Orations; Exercises. 

Greek. — Herodotus, Thucydides, Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes (Graeca 
Majora) ; Exercises. 

Mathematics. — Algebra, throughout Equations of the second degree; Geom- 
etry continued. 

History. — Modern History, with Chronology and Geography. 

Sophomore Class 
First Session 

English. — Elements of Composition, with Analysis; Original Composition; 

Latin. — Horace; Prosody; Composition. 

Greek. — Xenophon's Memorabilia; Plato; Aristotle (Graeca Majora) ; Ex- 

Mathematics. — Algebra finished; Logarithms; Plane Trigonometry; Men- 
suration of Distances and Heights. 

History. — Greece; Grecian Antiquities. 

Second Session 

English. — Elements of Composition with Criticism; Exercises. 

Latin. — Livy; Cicero de Officiis; Composition. 

Greek. — Aristotle; Dionysius; Longinus; Odyssey (Graeca Majora) ; Exer- 

Mathematics. — Geometry of Planes and Solids; Plane and Solid Mensura- 
tion; Perspective Geography, including the use of the Globes, 
and the construction of Maps. 

History. — Rome; Roman Antiquities. 

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Junior Class 
First Session 

English. — Logic and Rhetoric; Composition; Declamation. 
Latin. — Tacitus; Cicero de Amicitia, &c; Translations. 
Greek. — Hesiod; Sophocles; Euripides, &c. (Graeca Majora). 
Mathematics. — Navigation; Surveying; Civil Engineering. 
History. — England. 

Second Session 

Moral Science. — Political Economy. 
English. — Composition ; Declamation. 
Latin. — Juvenal; Cicero de Oratore; Translations. 
Greek. — Homer's Iliad. 

Mathematics, &c. — Analytical Geometry, including Conic Sections; Spheri- 
cal Trigonometry; Natural Philosophy commenced; Chemistry. 
History. — United States, and Constitution. 

Senior Class 
First Session 

Moral Department. — Mental Philosophy; Moral Philosophy; Evidences of 

Christianity; Natural Theology. 
English, &c. — Logic and Rhetoric reviewed, with Elements of Criticism; 

Composition; Forensics. 
Latin. — Quintilian, former books reviewed or completed. 

Second Session 

Moral Department. — Mental Philosophy, with special reference to Analysis 
and Classification; Christian Ethics; Natural and Political Law; 
Law of Nations; General Review; Exercises. 

Greek. — Longinus, former authors reviewed or finished. 

Natural Science. — Astronomy, &c. 

N.B. — Such students as may desire it, will be instructed in the Hebrew, 
by the Professor of Languages. 

The Classes in Surveying and Civil Engineering, will be 
exercised, practically, in these branches, under the supervision 
of the Professor of Mathematics. 

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Augusta College conferred the honorary degree of LL.D. on George 
Robertson, Chief Justice of Kentucky and one of Kentucky's most honored 

High on the hill back of Augusta, there was a very old Negro church. 
The darkies sang early and continued until late, and their musical, har- 
monious voices floated softly over the quiet of the town. Stephen Foster 
may have come often to visit his uncles, Dr. Joseph Tomlinson who was 
President of the College and Dr. John Tomlinson, a physician. He was 
in Augusta with his mother in 1833, at the age of six years, an impression- 
able age, and it can hardly be doubted that he heard many of these songs 
in their happier vein and was impressed by them. He was to put into song 
at a later time the sorrow that their voices reflected. 

Of his visit to Augusta in 1833, his mother wrote to her son, William 
B. Foster, Jr., as follows: 

"My dear son. 

It has been one week this day since I returned from a 
long journey. In the first place your father conducted me, 
with Henrietta and Stephen, on board the Napoleon and 
placed me under the care of Captain Stone. There were 
many pleasant passengers amongst the ladies. There was 
an old Presbyterian from your country nam'd Mrs. Boyed. 
We landed on the fourth night at Augusta a beautiful vil- 
lage on the bank of the Ohio in Kentucky where I have 
two brothers living very neatly. Joseph the eldest where 
I stayed three weeks is President of the College and a fine 
amiable gentlemanly man. Henrietta had a fine opportu- 
nity of practicing on the piano at his house. When we left 
Augusta my brother pay'd my passage, and put me on 
board the Champlain a daily packet which conveyed me 
to Cincinnati where I remained a week at Mr. Cassilys, 
on Broad Way, handsomely treated." 1 

The Tomlinson family was zealously antislavery and intensely inter- 
ested in this controversial question. With the College, it was then a moral 
and not a political issue. Dr. Joseph Tomlinson was to lead Augusta into 
the Northern Conference, the only one in the Circuit to leave the Southern 

So, the slavery question must have been discussed often in the Tomlin- 
son homes and, as there was a daily packet from Cincinnati where Stephen 
Foster was living at the time, it would hardly be an exaggeration to infer 

1 Original letter, owned by Mrs. Alfred C. Worneweck, Stuart, Florida, Stephen 
Foster's niece. 

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that he often visited the families of his prominent relatives and heard much 
of the plight of the darkies of whom he was later to create a folklore of 
songs beloved by all the world. 

Henrietta Foster was afterwards the grandmother of Henrietta Cross- 
man, the actress, who was to make the character of "Rosalind" live in 
the hearts of the American people. 

The slavery question had long been a vital one among the student body, 
but at first this and related questions, though often discussed, resolved 
themselves into but one decision: that slavery should be abolished by gov- 
ernmental decree. 

They seemed to realize that the question was so important that it might 
bring about a dissolution of the government. 

The records show clearly this interest and concern. As early as No- 
vember 7, 1828, the subject for debate was: "Would it be policy in the 
United States to abolish slavery?" Decision in the affirmative. 

"Is involuntary slavery justifiable in any case?" Decided in the neg- 
ative. Dec. 9, 1831. 

"Should the United States pass a law to prohibit the extension of slav- 
ery?" Nov. 8, 1848. Decided in the affirmative. 

"Do the signs of our times portend a dissolution of our political union?" 
Nov. 8, 1848. Decision in the affirmative. 

"Would it be to the interest of the citizens of Kentucky to abolish 
slavery?" April 21, 1848. Decision in affirmative. 

"Would it be good policy in the citizens of Kentucky to abolish slav- 
ery?" July 14, 1848. Decided in the affirmative. 

High on the agenda of the debates of the societies (as now), was the 
question of the foreign and domestic policy of the United States: 

"Was it good policy in our government to repeal the tariff of 1842?" 

"Is it probable that a Republican form of government will become 

"Does party spirit tend to the promulgation of truth?" 

"Should the Primary branches of an English Education be made requi- 
site to constitute a Legal voter?" 

And again in a lighter vein: 

"Should a man ask a girl to marry him after she has refused him once?" 

"Is a frequent association with the refined of the other sex calculated 
to preserve a young man from the contamination of low pursuits?" All the 
members, but one, participated in this discussion and "much light was emi- 
nated." The censor took a "birds-eye view" of the argument and decided 
in the affirmative; the house concurred, on its merits. 

Mr. White was fined 25^. Fines of 12V2 and 25^ were frequently im* 
posed; it may have been a good way to raise revenue. 

JttirjSTA foxalj: Coixe&k 

1852 - 1860 

The Home of William J. Rankins and Jane Silverthorn Rankins 


1868 - 1879 


The Cleveland-Harbeson Home on Fourth Street 

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The first signs of disagreement came with the withdrawal of some of 
the faculty to take a leading part in Transylvania University in 1842. 

Henry Bascom of Augusta College who joined the pro-slavery cause 
was Transylvania's first President under the Methodist regime. 

The Ohio Conference continued until later, but its support was with- 
drawn with the establishment of Ohio Wesleysn University at Delaware in 

The Augusta College continued under the Kentucky Conferences until 
1846 when the Northern Conference of Kentucky became its sole sponsor. 

Dissension among the students even yet can be noticed. The following 
record gives a clue to rising feelings: 

"June 26, 1846 

"We are sorry to find that the majority of the members 
of the Jefferson Literary Society have little magnanimity 
and we regret that we are again compelled to call upon 
the trustees of the Baptist Church for the use of said 

"Respect'y yours, 

"R. G. Stirling Set. 
"Union Literary Society." 

In the minutes of the Jefferson Literary Society, dated June, 1849, the 
heading is: "UNDER THE NEW ADMINISTRATION," and the closing, is 
ETC., ETC." And August 24: "RESOLVED that the Secretary be in- 
structed to call a public meeting of the Jefferson Literary Society for the 
purpose of making some disposition of the property of the Society at as 
early a time as possible in some public journal." 

"B. F. Morris" 

"The Augusta College trustees having sold to Sarah Armstrong and 
mortgaged to John Armstrong the ferry rights in the town of Augusta 
from the Kentucky to the Ohio shore and a resale was made to [Dr.] Joshua 
T. Bradford, and as the Legislature at the last session repealed the charter 
of the Augusta College, it is recommended that a law be passed giving title 
to the Ferry rights to Joshua T. Bradford." 

"To many, paradoxically, the greatest glory of Augusta College was in 
its ending. It was the center of the antislavery movement in Kentucky, 
and the feeling against the College became so intense that the Legislature 

50 Augusta College 

repealed its charter." 1 And this may account for the sentiment that was 
directed against Augusta in the Civil War that was to follow. 

And so came to a close an institution so well-founded and with the 
prospect of so glorious a future. It had lived only twenty-seven years, from 
1822 to 1849, but in those years it had lived vitally and with a high purpose, 
and that accounts for the number of men who were attracted to it, who 
loomed large in the life of America. 

Throughout the cities of the United States and in the remote corners 
of the earth are the Wesleyan Colleges, institutions of learning, moral cul- 
ture, and progress, and they had their beginning in the Augusta College. 

Surely the influence begun in this small town has extended to the far 
corners of the earth. 

1 Dr. Gross, op. cit., p. 23. 

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Chapter IV 


The compromise of 1859 formerly proposed by Henry Clay had quieted 
to some extent the slavery question. The appearance of Mrs. Harriet 
Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin in 1852, had provoked bitterness be- 
tween the North and the South. 

Mrs. Stowe was a daughter of Lyman Beecher, a noted preacher of 
Cincinnati. She had a girls' school in Cincinnati, and Marshall Key's 
daughter was a pupil. He was a trustee of the Augusta College. On 
a visit to Kentucky, Harriet Beecher stopped at the home of Marshall Key 
in Washington, Kentucky, and saw a sale of Negroes on the auction block 
at the old courthouse. It is said that she received her inspiration for her 
book here. 

Civil War was being carried on between the states. Augusta seemed to 
be in a very, vulnerable position as letters of concern were sent to the 
Augusta trustees by Maysville, Kentucky, Ripley and Felicity, Ohio, offer- 
ing aid. It is significant that the mayor and city council (F. L. Cleveland, 
S. T. Powers, Dr. J. J. Bradford, W. S. McKibben, T. F. Marshall, B. H. 
Rankins, and Joseph Doniphan, mayor) appropriated $1,500 for 100 stand 
of arms, and made it unlawful to sell any gunpowder. 

On April 13th, 1861, a new council was elected as follows: Joseph Don- 
iphan, mayor; W. C. Marshall (grandfather of General George C. Marshall) , 
T. F. Marshall (he cast the deciding vote in the Senate that kept Kentucky 
in the Union) , J. T. Bradford (noted Kentucky surgeon) , L. J. Bradford, 
P. H. Rudd, John Taylor (one of the staunch and true Confederates) , J. B. 
Ryan, and F. L. Cleveland (first cousin of President Grover Cleveland) . 

On April 20, 1861, with the appropriation of $1,500 the Home Guard 
was organized to see that neutrality was observed and to protect the town 
against guerillas and bushwhackers, or any force that might attack it. 

Colonel Basil Duke, with his headquarters at Falmouth, Kentucky, had 
sent Capt. Castleman with a detachment of Morgan's Cavalry to Foster's 
Landing, six miles below Augusta, to reconnoiter and locate a place on the 
Ohio where the river could be forded. On Wednesday, September 24th, 
about forty rebels visited the home of Mrs. Mary Coburn, two and one half 
miles from Augusta on the Augusta and Georgetown road. The town, still 
under martial law, must have been apprized of these reconnaissances, and 


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every road was picketed at the town limits and about three miles out in 
the country. 

Basil Duke, in command of a detachment of Morgan's Cavalry con- 
sisting of about four hundred and fifty men, including a light artillery com- 
pany, left Falmouth, Kentucky, on Saturday morning, September 27, 1862, 
with the intention of breaking up the Home Guard at Augusta, crossing 
the Ohio at a ford below the town and "marching toward Cincinnati, to 
threaten the city that the troops at Walton, Kentucky, would be hurried 
back to protect it." Coming through Brooksville towards Augusta, they 
captured the outside pickets and brought them with them, coming along 
the old Augusta and Georgetown road past the Coburn's home, and about 
a mile down this road, through a hollow, they reached the summit of a 
one hundred and seventy-five foot hill that overlooks the town. 

Laying at the wharf were two gunboats of the mosquito fleet; the 
U.S.S. Belfast, Captain Sedam commanding, and the U.S.S. Florence Miller. 
Duke determined "to drive them away before moving the bulk of the 
command from the hill and planted his howitzers on the highest point 
where they could probably chuck every shell into the boats." 

The Confederate artillery company on the hill had placed a gun near 
a large tree. It was discovered by the gunboat Belfast which threw a shell, 
and so well was it aimed that it struck within thirty feet of the Confed- 
erate gun, killing two or three of its men and causing a change in its 

Up to this time the people of Augusta were generally unaware of the 
Confederates on the hill, for when this first shell went over the town there 
were children playing in the streets away from home. 

Duke then sent Company A and the advance guard down the road to 
the east end of the town. Here they would be enabled to annoy the troops 
on the boats very greatly. The howitzers were then opened on the boats 
and one shell burst near them, one penetrating the hull of the "Flag Ship," 
and the fleet was sent scurrying up the river. 

When the boats were well past the town proper, the Confederates were 
sent down the road and through the fields into the town. Duke had seen 
the Home Guards going into the houses, but without gunboat protection 
he expected an immediate surrender. But the Home Guards had decided 
to fight for their homes and their neutrality. 

Duke, entering the town in force, divided his men; they rushed down 
Elizabeth, Upper and Main streets. The contingent that went down Main 
Street turned east at Front Street and passed the home of Major Bradford 
who, feeling he had been deserted by the gunboats and, since there were 
only fifty or sixty Home Guards in the town at the time, "surrendered 
with a white flag from his upstairs window." The men in the other houses 
were unaware of this surrender, and when the Confederate contingent 

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turned from Front into Upper Street, they were met by a withering fire 
from the upstairs windows of the James Armstrong and Thomas Myers 
buildings, on opposite corners of the street. 

The men had been unseen by Duke as they entered these houses, and 
as soon as Captain Cassell and Lieutenant Greenberry Roberts heard the 
firing, they came to reinforce the men in the streets. Lieutenant Roberts' 
men were mounted and they added to the confusion. The sergeant who had 
charge of the howitzers opened fire on the town and Lieutenant Roberts 
was killed and other Confederates wounded. The artillery sergeant was 
sent notice to cease firing, and the foot soldiers were ordered to capture the 
Federal forces in the houses. 

Lieutenant George White was shot from his horse as he came down 
Upper Street; Captain Kennett was wounded and died very soon, and 
Lieutenant William Courtland Prentice (son of George D. Prentice, editor 
of the Louisville Journal) , was carried, mortally wounded, to the front 
porch of James Weldon, then to the colonial home of Lewis Wells at the 
northeast corner of Third and Elizabeth streets, where he died on the 
Monday following. 

Captain Whip Rogers of Cynthiana fell at the door of the home of J. T. 
McKibben on Upper Street, between Front and Second streets. He called 
for Lieutenant King, to give him a message to his father, Rev. Rogers, a 
pioneer preacher at Cynthiana. But before he could finish, King was shot 
from the hallway and died before Rogers. An old man of that company, 
private Puckett, devotedly attached to both of these men, rushed to raise 
them, but was instantly killed, falling upon them. A badly wounded Con- 
federate soldier by the name of Wilson was taken to the home of W. C. 
Marshall, one of Augusta's largest and finest homes, and Duke told Mrs. 
Marshall that he had taken two of her sons prisoners and, unless the soldier 
was well treated, her sons would not be paroled. 

Details were then ordered to break into the buildings, and the artillery 
was brought into the streets and turned on the houses where there was 
resistance. Double-shotted with grape and canister, the howitzers tore 
great gaps in the walls. Two or three houses were set on fire and Union 
soldiers were burned in these buildings. 

Over on Elizabeth Street Captain Sam Morgan, cousin of Colonel 
John Hunt Morgan, was seriously wounded and was taken to the home of 
Walter P. Taylor on the corner of Front and Elizabeth streets. Mr. Taylor 
bathed his face and Mrs. Taylor tore up her linen tablecloth trying to save 
his life, but he died in the Taylor's home. 

Duke in his narrative wrote: "Some of the women came (while the 
fight was raging) from the part of the town where they had retired for 
safety, to the most dangerous positions, and waited upon the wounded, 
while the balls were striking around them." 

54 Augusta College 

The little band of Union defenders had fought until holding out was no 
longer possible, and a general surrender was made. This was a signal for 
the plundering that followed. Entrance was gained to stores and homes 
and their contents looted. 

The firing of the town began at the home of J. T. McKibben and con- 
tinued to Front Street to the store and home of Thomas Myers; then east, 
burning the house of John McCormick, occupied by J. B. Ryan, the store 
of Philip Knoedler, the home of Watson Diltz, a house owned by W. P. 
Taylor and occupied by the Adams family, and the Taylor's home; and a 
lumber yard back of the houses. Crossing Elizabeth Street the fire burned 
the home of Mrs. Howk. She was ill and was carried out of the house by 
Confederate soldiers. The flames from Tom Howk's drug store leaped 
over the home of Thornton F. Marshall and destroyed a frame building on 
the other side, but was brought under control at the home of Vachel 
Weldon. James Armstrong's store was set on fire on West Upper Street 
but did not burn, but Robert Patterson's store, below, was destroyed. 

"About 9:00 or 10:00 o'clock that night, a force started from Ripley, 
Ohio, with the intention of cutting off Basil Duke's retreat, encumbered as 
he was with wounded men and prisoners on foot. At Minerva, Kentucky, 
the recruits were on their way to join their regiments and volunteers from 
Maysville. Their captain turned the command over to Col. Orange Ed- 
wards of Ripley, and, on arriving in sight of Brooksville, Duke's forces 
were seen in possession of the town. These soon came out and formed for 
a charge. The artillery stationed on the pike fired two shots at Duke's 
men who, however, had had more fighting than they had expected, so 
they wheeled about, left their prisoners and double-quicked for Kirby 
Smith's army, which soon after raised the siege of Cincinnati and retreated 

On Sunday morning, Mrs. Veach took her ten year old son on a tour 
of inspection. "We went to Front street over Frankfort street, and down 
Front, horrified at what we saw, and were told what had happened by 
bystanders here and there until reaching Upper Street, where we went 
into a store on the west side of Upper and Front to be shown a long 
row of dead, heads to the counter, bodies all lying with feet to the center 
of the room. We listened to the names and the incident of of each, by a 
man who seemed to know. We found horrifying sights of every sort, and 
when we reached the next corner [now Park] we turned south, and soon 
came upon Dr. Will Keith's office and residence, where we heard the 
moaning of some of the wounded. The Doctor said one man had been 
pierced through eight times, and he still lived, but unconscious. He told 
us that one had died in the afternoon." 

A foray such as this one at Augusta was disastrous to Duke's command 
as he had lost several efficient officers, and his daring plan had failed. 

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Besides the loss of its valuable citizens, Augusta had seen over two 
and a half blocks of the town destroyed by fire, with some of its finest 

The Union soldiers killed were: Dr. William H. Taylor, a graduate of 
Jefferson Medical College, associated with Dr. Joshua T. Bradford; Charles 
A. Landen, a student of the Augusta College; Alpheus McKibben; J. J. 
Gephart; George Byar; John Perkins; N. B. Worthington; John B. Story; 
Oliver Stairs; W. Gregg, and five wounded men. Duke reported his loss as 
twenty-one killed and eighteen wounded, including "some matchless offi- 
cers." 1 

"We hope these cruel outrages upon the people of this state are un- 
avoidable. We hope it may fully appear to be so; but if the Tenth Ken- 
tucky Cavalry, raised around Augusta and this place (Maysville) had been 
left to defend them it could not have chanced." 2 

1 Walter H. Rankins, Morgan's Cavalry and the Home Guard, Augusta, Ken- 
tucky. Filson Club History Quarterly, October 1953. 

2 Letter to H. G. Wright, ORU & C.A.A.P.C. et Series 1, Vol. XVI, page 1011, ff. 

56 Augusta College 

Chapter V 


Augusta's progress had been retarded but not its schools. 

The Bracken Female Academy was chartered by the Kentucky Legis- 
lature in 1836 and occupied the former Bracken Academy buildings. Misses 
Louise and Julia Prinz, from Virginia, were the first teachers, and Henry 
Bascom was one of its first trustees. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Orr established the Augusta Female College 
in the Augusta College building, and among the teachers were Miss Eliza 
McCracken and Miss Jane Silverthorn, of Virginia. The latter became the 
wife of William J. Rankins. 

The building was damaged by fire in 1852 and again in 1856, but a new 
and more modern one was erected before 1860. Mr. Orr had died and Mr. 
A. C. Armstrong married Mrs. Orr, and the Augusta Female College was 
continued. Mrs. Mary Armstrong Lauderbach, who founded the Philip 
Buckner Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Bracken 
County, was their daughter. 

Professor B. T. Bluett continued the Augusta College and Professor 
G. M. Yancey established the Augusta Male and Female College. 

From the Bracken Chronicle, August 24, 1871: 


The next Session of this Institution will begin on the 
11th day of September, 1871. 

A full corps of Teachers is secured to take charge 
of the different Departments. 

The course of study is such as is found in the best 
schools and colleges (male and female) . 

For further particulars address, 


: ; *A' 

The Sylvanus McKibben Home on Williams Street 

The Augusta Public and High School. A Large Gymnasium Has Been Added 

Knoedler Memorial Library 

Within This Row Was the Girls' School of Miss "Birdie" Blades 

Augusta College 57 

There were private schools also. Professor Britt, of Harvard Univer- 
sity, conducted a select girls' school in the second floor rooms of the home 
of Mr. James Kinney. Mr. Richard Mitchell had a school in the home 
afterwards owned by Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Morgan. 

Mr. Mitchell, who had married Miss Belle Rankin, was head of the 
Augusta College, and after his death Mrs. Mitchell continued the College. 
Later she married Hon. F. L. Cleveland. 

Dr. Stevenson graduated from Transylvania during the presidency of 
Dr. Bascom. He was elected Superintendent of Public Instruction of Ken- 
tucky on the same ticket that elected Abraham Lincoln President of the 
United States. Dr. Stevenson reestablished Union College at Barbourville, 
Kentucky, and was one of the founders of Kentucky Wesleyan College and 
was elected President of the reestablished Augusta College in 1879. This 
college again had the support of the Methodist Conference and continued 
until 1887 when it was acquired by the town trustees and became a public 
grade and high school. 

"Undoubtedly one of the most decisive contributions to Christian edu- 
cation in Kentucky during the last half of the Nineteenth Century was 
made by Dr. Daniel Stevenson." 1 

The college building was replaced by the present public and high school 
system. A large gymnasium has been added. 

The list of the professors, teachers and graduates of this school is to be 
found preserved in the school archives. It has been a progressive and 
important public high school, with proficient and meritorious professors 
and teachers and, with the inspiration of the notable schools it succeeded, 
it is doing an excellent work in the community. 

Augusta was ever mindful that its churches were the bulwark of our 
civilization and that they were the most important influence for good. 
There have been many learned and devout men who were ministers, and 
great care and pride have been taken in buildings and equipment of its 
eight churches. They are, in the order of their founding in Augusta: 
The Augusta Presbyterian Church, The Methodist Episcopal Church, The 
Augusta Baptist Church, St. Paul's Methodist Church (colored), St. Au- 
gustine's Catholic Church, The Augusta Christian Church, The First Church 
of the Nazarene, and The Pilgrim Holiness Church. 

Dr. John Owen Gross, President, Union College. 

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Chapter VI 


Augusta has had fine hotels. They have been well appointed and have 
entertained many notable people. 

The Bodman and Smith hotels were located on Riverside Drive, and 
colorful Senator Joe Blackburn was a frequent visitor. The story is told of 
a visit to his suite by a Democratic politician who took a boy from a 
Republican family to see him, and, with his characteristic good humor, 
he sent back to this family the story of the man who crawled into a hollow 
log to spend the night and it rained so hard that the log shrank leaving 
but a small opening — so small that the man could not get out. He thought 
of all the mean things he had done, and he remembered that he had at one 
time voted the Republican ticket, and he felt so little about it that he was 
able to crawl out this tiny opening. 

Congressman Sam Pugh was an important Republican guest and had 
many torchlight parades in his honor. 

The Parkview hotel, built by T. E. Milner followed these hotels, is an 
asset to the city. 

Bryant's showboat, a leader among showboats on the Ohio, gave its first 
performance at Augusta, and the John Robinson Circus often showed in 
the town, to the edification and delight of the small boys. 

Augusta was a good Chautauqua town and demanded excellent talent. 
Among its many attractions were: lectures by William Jennings Bryan 
and Vice President Thomas A. Marshall. 

Russell Hall, dedicated by Sol. Smith Russell, was Bracken County's 
and Augusta's largest entertainment building. 

Augusta became an exceptional community of accomplished and cul- 
tured families who, though not provincial, built their lives around their 
lovely churches and beautiful homes, and this was due in part to the noble 
heritage of the Augusta College. 

These were the families of Taylor, Stevenson, Powers, Marshall, Brad- 
ford, Harbeson, Dunbar, Gibbons, Boude, Hamilton, Knoedler, Reese, Steen, 
Rankins, Norris, Wilson, Armstrong, McKibben, Power, Wittmeier, Clark, 
Gray, Patterson, Cleveland, Neider, Reynolds, Allen, Ryan, Winters, Ful- 
kerson, Weldon, Walker, Toleman, Robbins, Caden, Myers, Faber, Diltz, 

Augusta College 59 

Wood, Hobday, Ludwig, Harris, Asbury, Robertson, Bayless, Blackerby, 
Hook and many others. 

The generations that were to follow inherited the spirit and influence 
of their forebears, and have become prominent statesmen, doctors, lawyers, 
journalists, playwrights, pharmacists, dentists, educational leaders, news- 
papermen, high ranking army officers, businessmen, musicians, and have 
taken their part in world affairs. 

The many fine schools that followed the Augusta College also played 
their part in this development. 

These schools have given an outstanding opportunity for education to 
the men and women of Bracken and the surrounding counties, and the 
culture and wealth of the many diversified business interests of Augusta 
are due in part to their influence. 

The heads of these business and civic enterprises were: William Gib- 
bons, J. B. Ryan, William J. Rankins, J. Pike Powers, Charles McCormick, 
Thomas J. Taylor, T. D. Ryan, J. B. Ryan, S. T. Powers, H. C. Liter, Robert 
Liter, W. W. Orr, Henry Sisson, J. S. Orr, Al. Hurm, G. J. Daum, Lewis Wei- 
mer, John Fleming, John Armer, S. D. Keen, John Malkus, C. Stevalter, 
John Bradley, Frank C. McKibben, John Insko, George H. McKibben, 
George Kerans, H. B. Asbury, M. W. Hagen, Major John Robbins, Henry 
Bertram, B. F. Ginn, J. E. Dunbar, B. F. Taylor, J. W. McKibben, W. O. 
Holmes, P. B. Powers, S. W. McKibben, Clarence Hunter, Mrs. S. D. Crum- 
baugh, Mrs. Mattie Russell, L. P. Brockman, John Owens, G. W. Edington, 
Charles Hook, John O'Neill, C. A. Reese, Len Wittmeier, John I. Winter, 
William McKibben, Sr., J. W. Robbins, James Boude, Charles Federer, 
Richard Lane, John Buerger, William Sayers, F. M. Fulkerson, Frank 
Barkley, John Kennard, Milton Taylor, R. P. Yates, William Wittmeier, 
Isaac Reynolds, Dan List, John T. Jackson, William Work, A. D. Pumpelly, 
Newton Evans, M. T. Flannery, George Given, Charles Bachman, Louis 
Weber, William Clark, George Teegarden, J. R. Wilson, Frank Bradley, 
Dr. Charles Rice, James A. Thompson, Edward Thompson, Dr. R. L. Harvie, 
Dr. Edwin Smith, Dr. Joseph Stoekle, Dr. H. B. Taylor, John Reisser, M. 
Schweitzer, John Stroube, F. Anderson, Lewis Wolf, Finley Henderson, 
Louis Jones, Dr. J. E. Robertson, Charles Bradley, James Reese, Edwin 
Toleman, C. K. Bradford, William Fields, John Gray, W. J. Maloney, and 

Notable among the early business institutions whose influence and 
trade were far reaching were: The Allen and Harbeson Bank of William 
Allen, John M. Harbeson and Benjamin Harbeson; The Augusta Milling 
Company of N. J. Stroube; The G. W. Moneyhan Lumber Co.; The John 
Oldham's Cigar Factory; The John Cablish Bakery; The Farm Machinery 
business of A. E. Rankins; The L. P. Knoedler and Sons Drug Company of 
L. P. Knoedler, Philip Knoedler, Gibbons Knoedler and A. Robbins. 

60 Augusta College 

Early professional men were: Master Commissioner J. P. Reese; 
Judge J. R. Minor; Dr. M. W. Steen, D.D.S.; Joseph Felix, Attorney; Judge 
George Doniphan; Dr. S. D. Laughlin, D.D.S.; Dr. A. A. Mannon; Judge 
Matthew Harbeson, and Dr. J. C. Norris, whose wide experience and medi- 
cal knowledge made him one of Augusta's most valuable men. And later 
Attorneys M. Hargett, M. J. Hennessey, Dr. Joseph Wittmeier, and Dr. 
Charles G. Steen, D.D.S. 

The men who followed this generation and those who are continuing 
these business enterprises and professions are well-known Augusta men 
who have done and are doing their part to uphold the high standard of 
their predecessors. 

The Masonic Lodge, Augusta Lodge No. 80, F. & A. M., was the first 
fraternal organization in Augusta, and others that followed added interest 
and good will. 

Augusta is a city that has kept abreast of the times, and, realizing the 
advent of an industrial period, it at once used its energy and time to 
influence industries to locate here, and these have been of great benefit 
to the city and surrounding community. These include the F. A. Neider 
Company, international in scope; the E. H. Huenefeld Company, manufac- 
turing Boss washing machines; the L. V. Marks & Sons Company, with wide- 
spread interests that send its product to the large distributing centers; the 
Kentucky Power Company, now the Kentucky Utilities Company, a large 
organization that is state-wide, and the Northeastern Telephone Company 
which made Augusta one of the first small cities to have automatic tele- 
phones, both organized by Barrett Waters of Cincinnati and Augusta; 
and lately the Clopay Corporation, manufacturers of window shades and 

The Mary Inglis scenic highway, skirting the Ohio River, will pass 
through Augusta. 

The newspapers contributed in their way to the preservation of the 
history of the Augusta College by recounting its activities both in reports 
and in advertisements, thus keeping alive for the future parts of the story 
of the work of its leaders and of its students. Among the newspapers pub- 
lished in Augusta in the early 1820s were the Bracken Sentinel and the 
Augusta Watchman, this latter owned by John and Johnson Armstrong of 
Maysville, Kentucky, and later by Sarah Armstrong. The Western Watch- 
man, edited and published by H. H. Kavanaugh for James Armstrong, in 
1822. The Reflector, edited by S. Oglesby and E. Carpenter in 1829, was 
the newspaper during the college days, and the Bracken Chronicle has 
been owned and published by several generations of the Thompson family. 

The Knoedler Memorial Library, given by Mr. Philip Knoedler, of 
Chicago, in memory of his parents who were so prominently associated 

Augusta College 61 

with Augusta, is one of the finest small library buildings of Northern 

The World Wars have found this community patriotic and loyal. Its 
sons and daughters have performed their part valiantly and not without 
bravery and high honor. 

Augusta has a Rotary, Lions, American Legion and Veterans of For- 
eign Wars organizations and prominent social clubs, modern business es- 
tablishments and is a city of lovely homes and congenial people. 

62 Augusta College 


Augusta, a jewel of a town, set in a favored spot, rimmed 
by green hills, fronted by the majestic Ohio River so strikingly 
beautiful for a long stretch, with its vista of radiant sunsets, 
has a history of nostalgic memories, a history that has played 
an important part in the world's progress. 

The founders of the Augusta College, first Methodist Col- 
lege, were wise in choosing this beautiful site for it also offered 
the charm of homes of culture to be enjoyed by the students, 
who carried into their new environments the impressions 
gained here in college, church and home. Here were great 
minds to light the torch of thought and thus stimulate the 
younger men to greater fields of endeavor. 

Christian morals and zeal, dignity of learning and gra- 
cious living, the discipline of mind and the growth of char- 
acter, all were here to help mold to the advantage of the 
world at large. It was not an ingrown effort, but one that 
was far-flung and widely effective. 

The achievements of the Augusta College comprise a page 
in the history of Methodism and of Kentucky that is a high 
honor to both community and state. 

Nostalgic memories will ever turn back to those active 
days with grateful thoughts and hopes for the future. Al- 
though the college is no longer in existence its influence is 
felt down through the years for, like the stately river on whose 
bank it flourished, the importance of this first Methodist 
College will long endure. 

'Where the River Runs in a Direct Course for Several Miles" 

Augusta College 



Acies, Rev. Peter, 28. 

Adair, William, 32. 

Adams, family, 54. 

Aldredge, Robert, 34. 

Allbreck, J. S., 32. 

Allen & Harbeson Bank, 59. 

Allen, William, 29. 

American Legion, 61. 

Ancient remains, 14. 

Anderson, Edward L., 34. 

Anderson, F., 59. 

Anderson, Joseph H., 34. 

Anderson, Richard H., 34. 

Anderson, W. W., 32. 

Anderson, William J., 34. 

Ankeney, B. F., 32. 

Armer, John, 59. 

Armstrong, A. C, 56. 

Armstrong, James, 16, 26, 30, 34, 53, 54. 

Armstrong, John, 22, 28. 

Armstrong, T. H., 29. 

Arnold, W. E., Hist, of Methodism in 
Kentucky, ftn. 21, 23, 26. 

Asbury, H. B., 59. 

Augusta, Kentucky, Board of Health, 18; 
Business and civic enterprises, 50- 
60; Clubs, 61; County Seat, 19; Doc- 
tors, 18; Early history, 16; Ferries, 
see; First business (hatter's), 18; 
Founded 15, 17-18; Library, 60; Lo- 
cation, 13; Market House & Laws, 
18; Masonic Lodge, 60; Newspapers, 
see; Plat of, 20; Professional men, 
60; Schools, see; Streets and roads, 
17, 19, 23, 50; Water system, 18. 

Augusta Chronicle, 60. 

Augusta Churches, 57; Augusta Presby- 
terian, Methodist Episcopal, Augusta 
Baptist, St. Paul's Methodist (col- 
ored), St. Augustine's Catholic, Au- 
gusta Christian, First Church of the 
Nazarene, Pilgrim Holiness. 

Augusta College, 1822-1849; Alumni, 28 
et seq.; By-laws, ftn. 24, 39; Closing 
1849, 50; Commencement, 24, 43; 
Curriculum, 24, 40 et seq.; Expenses, 
24; Faculty, 26, et seq.; Founded, 21, 
23, 24 et seq., 60, 62; Honorary de- 

gree LL.D., 47; Library, 40; Literary 
societies, 31, 32, 33, 49; Pledge, 40; 
Professorships, 44. 

Augusta families, 58. 

Augusta Female College, 56. 

Augusta Male & Female College, 56. 

Augusta Milling Co., 59. 

Bachman, Charles, 59. 

Bailie, R. R., 34. 

Bailie, William, 34. 

Bakery, 59. 

Ball, Spencer J., 34. 

Bank, see Allen & Harbeson. 

Barker, , 16, 34. 

Barkley, Frank, 59. 

Barrere, Granville, 32. 

Barrere, Nelson, 34. 

Bascom, A., 34. 

Bascom, Rev. Henry B., 21, 26, 42, 43, 49. 

Bate, John T., 34. 

Battle of Augusta, 51 et seq. 

Beech, Erasmus D., 34. 

Beecher, Lyman, 51. 

Beel and Brown, 16. 

"Belfast," U.S.S., 52. 

Bennett, Prince, 32. 

Berry, L. H., 32. 

Betram, Henry, 59. 

Best, Jacob, 34. 

Bettas, E., 32. 

Biddison, Aaron, 34. 

Bishop, D. H., 34. 

Bishop, J. H., 34. 

Black, Joseph, 32. 

Blackburn, Senator Joe, 7, 58. 

Blades, Foster H., 32. 

Blanchard, John, 16, 17. 

Bland, J. C, 32. 

Bluett, Prof. B. T., 56. 

Bonton, John, 32. 

Boss Washing Machine Co., 60. 

Boude, Duval Payne, 32. 

Boude, James, 59. 

Boude, John, 16, 32. 

Boude, John A., 29. 

Boude's ferry, see ferries. 

Bracken Co., Ky., 16. 


Augusta College 

Bracken Academy, 17, 23, 56. 

Bracken Chronicle, 1871, 56. 

Bracken Female Academy, 56. 

Bracken Sentinel, 1820, 60. 

Bradford, C. K., 59. 

Bradford, J. T., 51. 

Bradford, Dr. Jonathan, 18, 27. 

Bradford, Johnson, 28. 

Bradford, Dr. Joshua, 30, 49, 55. 

Bradford, L. J., 51. 

Bradford, Laura, 27. 

Bradford, Margaret Marshall, 28. 

Bradford, Dr. T. T., 29. 

Bradford, Dr. Thomas Stuart, 27, 28. 

Brading, G., 34. 

Bradley, Charles, 59. 

Bradley, Frank, 59. 

Bradley, John, 59. 

Bradshaw, John S., 34, 43. 

Breathitt, Gov. John, 30. 

Breathitt, John W., 30, 32. 

Britt, Prof. , 57. 

Broadwell, J. E., 32. 

Brockman, L. P., 59. 

Brooks, F. C, 32. 

Brooks, Karl H., 32. 

Brooks, Ransom, 34, 37, 38. 

Brooks, William, 16, 17. 

Brooksville, Ky., 19. 

Broshiers, Thomas, 16. 

Brown and Beel, 16. 

Brown, Judge George N., 31. 

Brown, J. H., 32. 

Brown, John, 23. 

Brown, W. R., 34. 

Brunnell, David, 16. 

Bryan, William Jennings, 58. 

Bryant's Show Boat, 58. 

Buckner, Philip, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. 

Buckner, Philip, Chapter D. A. R., 56. 

Buckner, William, 16, 19, 28, 32. 

Buckner, William I. T., 34. 

Buerger, John, 59. 

Business firms, see list, 59. 

Cabell, Charles, 34. 
Cablish, John, bakery, 59. 
Caldwell, Dr. Charles, 36. 
Caldwell, James, 17. 
Campbell, William, 34, 43. 
Carey, John L., 34. 
Carnal, Ruben H., 32. 
Carneal, Thomas D., 28. 

Carson, Samuel, 32. 
Carter, Thomas, 34. 
Cartwright, Peter, 23. 
Case, Goldsmith, 16. 
Cassett, John W., 34. 

Cassell, Capt. , 53. 

Cassiday, George, 32. 

Castleman, J. B., 51. 

Chalfant, L. A. W., 32. 

Chambers, Gov. of Iowa Terr., John, 27. 

Chambers, Joseph, 34. 

Chambrun, Countess de, 29. 

Chapman, A., 27, 41, 44. 

Chew, Philemon L., 34. 

Chew, Wallers S., 34. 

Chiles, David, 32. 

Churches, in Augusta, 57. 

Cigar factory, 59. 

Clark, Austin M., 31, 32. 

Clark, G. P., 32. 

Clark, George H. R., 34. 

Clark, J. B., 29. 

Clark, James R., 34. 

Clark, Joshua A., 34. 

Clark, Milton E., 31, 32. 

Clark, William, 59. 

Clay, Cassius M., 29. 

Clay, Frederick P., 34. 

Clay, Hon. Henry, 36, 51. 

Cleveland, Francis L., 27, 32, 51. 

Cleveland, Pres. Grover, 27. 

Cleveland, Justice Harlan, 27. 

Clift, G. Glenn, 7. 

Clinton, L. A., 34. 

Cline, D. S., 7. 

Clopay Corp., window shades, plastics, 

Clubs, 61. 
Cobb, Stephen, 34. 
Coburn, Mrs. Mary, 51. 
Cochrain, J. T., 32. 
Cochran, John, 34. 
Cokesbury College, Md., 23. 
Coleman, Dr. J. Winston, Jr., 7. 
Coleman, James, 17. 
Collard, William A., 32. 
Collins, Louis, Hist, of Ky., ftn. 13, 14, 23. 
Collins, J. B., 32. 
Collins, Rev. John, 21. 
Colson, Thomas R., 32. 
Commonwealth, The, Frankfort, Ky., 

1835, 44. 
Cook, A. B., 32. 

Augusta College 


Cook, William P., 34, 43. 
Cookrill, Granville L., 34. 
Corwine, Richard, 23. 
Cotton, J. B., 32. 
Cotton, J. W., 32. 
Cotton, M. B., 32. 
Cougill, W. H., 32. 
Crain, Rev. O. S., 7. 
Cramer, Zadok, 13. 
Crawford, Alexander, 34. 
Crossman, Henrietta, 48. 
Crouch, Marshall, 7. 
Crumbaugh, Mrs. S. D., 59. 
Cummins, Alexander, 21. 
Cunningham, J. W., ftn. 37. 
Curren, Sam C, 32. 

Daughters of the American Revolution, 

Philip Buckner Chapter, 56. 
Dacey, William, 32. 
Damarat, M. F., 32. 
Damron, I. C, 35. 
Daum, G. J., 59. 
David, Joseph L., 34. 
Davis, David, 16. 
Davis, Frederick A., 27. 
David, John, 16. 
Davis, Joseph W., 43. 
Davis, Robert, 16. 
Davis, Robert V., 35. 
Deem, Adam C, 35. 
Dickore, Marie, 7. 
Diltz, Abraham, 32. 
Diltz, Watson, 54. 
Dobyns, Thomas, 34. 
Doniphan, Gen. Alexander W., 29. 
Doniphan, George, 28, 29, 60. 
Doniphan, Joseph, 16, 30, 51. 
Doniphan, W. A„ 32. 
Donavan, James, 16. 
Drug Co., Knoedler, 59. 
DuBose, D., 32. 
Duke, Col. Basil, 51 et seq. 
Duke, G. F., 32. 
Dunbar, J. E., 59. 
Durbin, John P., 26. 
Dutten, George W., 35. 
Dyas, Charles, 34. 
Dowsing, William, 34. 

Ebert, Philip, 16. 
Eckstein, Frederick, 27. 
Edington, G. W., 59. 

Edmondson, Henry, 32. 
Edwards, Col. Orange, 54. 
Edwards, William H., 32. 
Ellington, J. W., 32. 
Elliott, Collins, 35. 
Elliott, W. R., 32. 
Ellis, Robert B., 35. 
Espy, L. S., 34. 
Evans, Daniel, 34. 
Evans, Newton, 59. 
Evening Herald, The, 36. 

Family Magazine, 1838, ftn. 24, 25. 

Farm machinery, Rankins, 59. 

Farrer, Frederick, 35. 

Farrer, Thomas P., 35. 

Federer, Charles, 59. 

Fee, John Gregg, 17, 28. 

Fee, Rev. W. I., 36. 

Felix, Joseph, 60. 

Ferries, 5, 25, 40, 49. 

Fetstone, James B., 32. 

Field, Silas H., 32. 

Field, Cyrus, 30. 

Field, Curtis, 30, 32. 

Field, Judge Emmett, 30. 

Field, Larkin, 30. 

Field, O. H, 32. 

Field, Silas, 30. 

Field, Stephen, 30. 

Fields, William, 59. 

Finley, Rev. James, 28. 

Finley, Rev. John P., 22, 25, 26. 

Finley, Rev. Robert, 25. 

Flannery, M. T., 59. 

Fleming, John, 59. 

Florey, D., 34. 

Folkes, R., 32. 

Foster, Asa, 35. 

Foster, Eliza Tomlinson, 26. 

Foster, Henrietta, 48. 

Foster, Israel, 28. 

Foster, Jeremiah H, 34. 

Foster, Polly Kain, 28. 

Foster, Randolph Sinks, 28. 

Foster, Stephen Collins, 7, 26, 47. 

Foster, William, 26. 

Foster, William B., Jr., 47. 

Fox, Benjamin F., 32. 

French, Capt. A. B., 31. 

Friday Courier, 36. 

Fulkerson, F. M., 59. 


Augusta College 

Gains, E. P., 32. 

Gano, Richard M., 17. 

Garland, H. S., 35. 

Garlinghouse, Jesse, 34. 

Gatch, Rev. Philip, 29. 

Gatch, Dr. Philip D., 29. 

Gephart, J. J., 55. 

Gibbons, William, 32, 59. 

Gibson, W. M., 35. 

Gilkeson, Mrs. Crawford, 7. 

Gill, Henry E, 35. 

Gilmore, Gorden R., 35. 

Ginn, B. F., 59. 

Gissan, Henry V., 32. 

Given, George, 59. 

Goddard, A., 32. 

Goodloe, Davis S., 35. 

Gordy, William S., 32. 

Grafton, George, 32. 

Grant, Orvil, 35. 

Gray, Prof. E. W., 27, 34. 

Gray, John, 59. 

Gray, S. S., 34. 

Grayson, W. P., 35. 

Green, Abner, 35. 

Gregg, W., 55. 

Griffin, George J., 35. 

Griffin, John S., 35. 

Griffin, O., 32. 

Groesbeck, William S. of Cincinnati, 29, 

Gross, John Owens, Christian Advocate, 

1836, ftn. 23. 
Grosvenor, Charles, 31. 
Groves, G. W., 32. 
Gum, William, 32. 

Hagen, M. W., 59. 
Haile, Thomas L., 35. 
Haille, Thomas P., 38. 
Hall, Alfred J., 31. 
Hall, Calvin D., 31. 
Hall, S. P., 34. 
Hall, Thomas J., Jr., 31. 
Hall, William C, 31. 
Hamilton, E. W., 32. 
Hamilton, R. P., 29. 
Hamilton, T. S., 29. 
Hamilton, William P., 35. 
Harbeson, Mrs. Ben, 7. 
Harbeson, Benjamin, 59. 
Harbeson, Georgie, 7. 
Harbeson, John M., 59. 

Harbeson, Judge Matthew, 60. 
Hardwick, G. M., 34. 
Hargett, M., 60. 
Harmon, J. W., 35. 
Harmon, Z., 18, 19. 
Harris, W. A., 32. 
Harrison, George H., 35. 

Harrison, Prof. , 27. 

Harrison, William Henry, 14, 28. 
Harvie, Alberta, 7. 
Harvie, Dr. R. L., 59. 
Hawkins, John O. T., 28. 
Height, John, 34. 
Helm, Mrs. Mark, 7. 

Henderson, Mr. , 18. 

Henderson, Finley, 59. 

Hennessey, M. J., 60. 

Henry, William, 17. 

Higgs, Jonathan, 14. 

Hinde, James B., 35. 

Hinze, W. E., 34. 

Hodges, Fletcher, Jr., 7. 

Holliday, Charles, 21, 23. 

Holman, William, 21, 23. 

Holmes, Rev. George S., 43. 

Holmes, W. O., 59. 

Holton, Augustus F., 35. 

Hook, Charles, 59. 

Hook, Reynolds, 29. 

Hopple, Matthews F., 35, 43. 

Hord, William, 16. 

Hotels, Bodman, Smith, Parkview, 58. 

Howell, Edward, 32. 

Howell, Elijah, 32. 

Howell, Thomas, 32. 

Howk, Mrs. , 54. 

Howk, Tom, drug store, 54. 

Hubs, Dana, 32. 

Hughes, John T., Doniphan's Expedition, 

ftn. 30. 
Hulbert, William P. F., 29, 35. 
Humphrey, James, 32. 
Huenefeld, E. H. Co., 60. 
Hunt, John, 16. 
Hunter, Clarence, 59. 
Hurm, Al, 59. 
Huston, Judge George, 30. 

Ingles, Thomas, 28. 

Inglis, Mary Inglis Highway, 60. 

Insko, John, 59. 

Irwin, , 27. 

Augusta College 


Jackson, J. B., 35. 

Jackson, James Madison, Va., 43. 

Jackson, John T., 59. 

James, E., 32. 

James, John H., mss, ftn. 27. 

Jefferson Chronicle, The, 36. 

Jefferson Literary Society, 31, 34, 36, 49. 

Jefferson Medical College, 27. 

Jennings, James W., 29. 

Johnson, Gen. A. S., 31. 

Johnson, Herman, 27. 

Johnson, John, 23. 

Johnson, William, 35. 

Jones, Charles A., 35. 

Jones, Louis, 59. 

Jones, William, 35. 

Jones, William F., 34. 

Jordon, Francis, 32. 

Kavanaugh, Rev. H. H., 43. 
Keen, S. D. ( 59. 
Keene, Richard, 18. 
Keener, Moses H., 35. 

Kennett, Capt. , 53. 

Keith, Dr. Anderson, 16. 

Keith, John R., 32. 

Keith, Dr. William, 54. 

Kemp, J. L., 27. 

Kennard, John, 59. 

Kennedy, Phillip, 34. 

Kentucky Gazette, The, 1795, ftn. 15. 

Kentucky Power Co., 60 

Kentucky Utilities Co., 60 

Kentucky Wesleyan College, 57. 

Kerans, George, 59. 

Key, Thomas Marshall, 28, 43, 51. 

Kilgour, David, 14. 

Kincheloe, Charles R., 35. 

King, Lt. , 53. 

King, F. D., 32. 

King, F. E., 32. 

King, F. P., 32. 

King, I. W., 33. 

King, Richard E., 35. 

King, Rodney, 35. 

Kinney, James, 57. 

Knoedler, Gibbons, 59. 

Knoedler, L. P. & Sons, Drug Co., 59. 

Knoedler, Memorial Library, 60. 

Knoedler, Philip, 54, 59. 

Lackie, Henry, 33. 

Lakin, William B., 34. 

Lamborn, Josiah, 34, 37. 

Landen, Charles A., 55. 

Lane, E. M., 33. 

Lane, Richard, 59. 

Landrum, Francis, 28. 

Lauderbach, Mrs. Mary Armstrong, 56. 

Laughlin, Dr. S. D., 60. 

Lawrence, Edward, 35. 

Lawrence, Josiah, 28. 

Leanord, S. L., 34. 

Lee, , 16. 

Leener, W. T., 34. 
Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 43. 
Leigh, James, 35. 
Leinn, G. W., 33, 35. 
Lewis, Samuel, 28. 
Lewis, William B., 35. 
Library, Knoedler Memorial, 60; Augus- 
ta College, 40. 
Light, George C, 23, 28. 
Lilly, Josiah K., 7. 
Lincoln, Abraham, 57. 
Lindsay, Marcus, 21, 23. 
Linney, H. M., 33. 
Lions, 61. 
List, Dan, 59. 
Liter, H. C, 59. 
Liter, Robert, 59. 
Littell, William, ftn. 17. 
Lock, Jesse, 34. 
Lock, Stephen, 34. 
Locke, I., 33. 
Locke, John H., 33. 
Lodwick, Preston, 35. 
Logan, Joseph, 16, 17. 
Long, George, 35. 
Long, John, 35. 
Longworth, Clara, 29. 
Longworth, Joseph, 29. 
Longworth, Nicholas, 29. 
Love, Edward, 34. 
Loving, Robert G., 34, 43. 
Lumber, 59. 
Lynch, Thomas H., 27. 

McAfee, Robert, 13. 
McCasland, H., 34. 
McClain, Charles, 16, 17. 
McCleary, John, 28. 
McConthy, John, 33. 
McCormick, Charles, 59. 


Augusta College 

McCormick, John E., 16, 18, 54. 
McCown, Rev. B. H., 27, 41, 44. 
McCracken, Eliza, 56. 

McCullom, Dr. , 36. 

McDowell, John, 28. 
McDowell, Gen. Joseph, 30. 
McDowell, Dr. William, 31. 
McDowell, William, 33. 
McFarland, Robert White, 30. 
Mclntyre, Alexander, 34. 
Mclntyre, Thomas G., 35. 
McKay, Josiah M., 33. 
McKibben, Alpheus, 55. 
McKibben, Frank C, 59. 
McKibben, George H., 59. 
McKibben, Joseph T., 28, 54. 
McKibben, J. D., 29. 
McKibben, J. W., 59. 
McKibben, W. S., 51, 59. 
McKibben, William, Sr., 59. 
McMillion, Samuel, 17. 
McLean, Hon. John, 28. 

McLeod, Mr. , 27. 

McNeal, James, 33. 

McNelly, George, 23. 

Mackey, Dr. George W., 16, 17, 28. 

Mackie, W. H., 33. 

Magruder, A. L. C, 34. 

Magruder, Hillary, 35. 

Magruder, William, 35. 

Maloney, W. J., 59. 

Mannon, Dr. A. A., 60. 

Market House, Augusta, 18. 

Marks, L. V. & Sons Co., 60. 

Marshall, George, 33. 

Marshall, George Catlett, 27. 

Marshall, George Catlett, Jr., 28, 51. 

Marshall, John, 16. 

Marshall, Chief Justice John, 27. 

Marshall, Marie, 28. 

Marshall, Martin, 16, 22, 27, 30. 

Marshall, Nicholas B. T., 30, 35. 

Marshall, Stuart, 27. 

Marshall, Vice-Pres. Thomas A., 35, 58. 

Marshall, Thornton F., 29, 51, 54. 

Marshall, Rev. William, 27. 

Marshall, William Champe, 27, 28, 51, 53. 

Marshall, William S., 27. 

Martin, M. C, 33. 

Mason, Ky., Land Book, ftn. 14. 

Masonic Lodge, Augusta Lodge No. 80, 

F. & A. M., 60. 
Masterton, Richard, 14. 

Matthews, J. McDowell, 30. 

Matthews, W. M., 33. 

Mears, John, 28. 

Meek, Rev. John, 28. 

Meek, William S., 35. 

Melvin, Samuel, 34. 

Meranda, Isaac, 16. 

Meranda, James, 16. 

Mercer, William Newton, 13. 

Merwin, Rev. John B., 31, 43. 

Methodist Episcopal Church, 57. 

Miley, John W., 28. 

Miller, U.S.S. "Florence Miller," 52. 

Miller, William C, 33. 

Milner, T. E., 58. 

Minor, Gideon, 28. 

Minor, Judge J. R., 60. 

Mitchell, Richard, 57. 

Moneyhan, G. W. Lumber Co., 59. 

Monroe, Sidney H., 35. 

Moore, H., 33. 

Morgan's Cavalry, 51 et seq. 

Morgan, Col. John Hunt, 53. 

Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Kendall, 57. 

Morgan, Capt. Sam, 53. 

Morris, B. F., 34, 49. 

Morris, Dickinson, 16, 17. 

Morris, Joseph, 16. 

Morris, Thomas A., 23. 

Morton, Thomas, 33. 

Muing, John, 33. 

Murphy, C. W., 33. 

Murray, Alfred, 33. 

Myers, Alfred I. N., 33. 

Myers, Mrs. Bell, 17. 

Myers, Thomas, 25, 53, 54. 

Nailer, Daniel B., 35. 

Nash, F., 33. 

Nash, G. M., 33. 

Nash, James L., 33. 

Nash, Stephen E., 35. 

Neider, F. A., 60. 

Nelson, Thomas, 16. 

Newspapers, Augusta Herald, 25; Au- 
gusta Chronicle, 25, 60; Augusta 
Watchman, 60; Bracken Sentinel, 
1820, 19, 60; Bracken Chronicle, 56; 
Cynthiana Observer, 1825, 25; The 
Reflector, 1829, 60; Western Watch- 
man, 1822, 60; Zion's Advocate, 22. 

Augusta College 


Nixon, Samuel, 35. 
Norris, Dr. J. C, 60. 
Northeastern Telephone Co., 60. 
Nottingham, W., 33. 

Oglesby, John H., 35. 

Oldham, John, Cigar factory, 59. 

O'Neill, John, 59. 

Orr, J. S., 59. 

Orr, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S., 56. 

Orr, Will W., 33, 59. 

Ovny, John W., 33. 

Owens, John, 59. 

Patterson, Abraham, 16. 

Patterson, Nathaniel, 16, 17. 

Patterson, Robert, 54. 

Pattie, John, 17. 

Paxton, William, The Marshall Family, 

Payne, S. W., 33. 
Payne, John, 14, 16, 28. 
Penyton, William D., 33. 
Perkins, John, 55. 
Perrin, W. H., ftn., Kentucky History of 

the State, 1888, 30. 
Perryman, John W., 35. 
Phillips, Charles M., 35, 43. 
Phister, Elijah C, 33. 
Pierce, W. R., 33. 
Plastics, Clopay Corp., 60. 
Pogeke, J. L., 33. 
Pollock, Dr. Alfred H., 34, 38. 
Portes, David, 34. 
Porter, A. Bruce, 33. 

Portis, Mr. , 37. 

Poulson, Robert J., 31. 

Powell, Alfred, 28. 

Power, Benjamin F., 29, 33. 

Powers, F. L., 29. 

Powers, Hiram, 27. 

Powers, J. Pike, 59. 

Powers, James A., 29. 

Powers, John R., 35. 

Powers, P. B., 29, 59. 

Powers, Mrs. Robert B., 7. 

Powers, S. T., 51, 59. 

Powers, Thomas, 33. 

Prentice, George D., of Louisville, Ky., 

Prentice, Lt. William Courtland, 53. 
Preston, John, Va., 31. 
Preston, Gen. William, 31, 35. 

Price, Henry B., 35. 
Price, L., 33. 
Prinz, Julia, Va., 56. 
Prinz, Louise, Va., 56. 

Puckett, Pvt. , 53. 

Pugh, Congressman, Sam, 58. 
Pumpelly, A. D., 59. 
Purer, W. C, 33. 

Quinn, John H., 33. 

Rabb, Charles, 35. 

Ranels, Job B., 33. 

Rankin, Miss Belle, 57. 

Rankins, Albert Edwin, 3, 59. 

Rankins, B. H., 51. 

Rankins, B. S., 29. 

Rankins, Emma Taylor, 3. 

Rankins, Walter H., Morgan's Cavalry 

and the Home Guard, Augusta, Ky., 

ftn. 54, 55. 
Rankins, Will, 7. 
Rankins, William J., see Silverthorn, 33, 

Raynolds, O. P., 33. 
Rees, John, 34, 35. 
Reese, Addison, 34, 38. 
Reese, C. A., 59. 
Reese, J. P., 60. 
Reese, James, 59. 
Rehy, Samuel H., 33. 
Reisser, John, 59. 
Reynolds, Isaac, 59. 
Rice, Dr. Charles, 59. 
Richey, J. C, 35. 
Ricks, J. W., 34. 
Riggs, Paul, 34. 
Right, Pascal F., 35. 
Ring, Walter, 33. 

Robbins, Prof. , 27. 

Robbins, Augustus, 35, 59. 

Robbins, J. W., 59. 

Robbins, Maj. John, 59. 

Roberts, Lt. Greenberry, 53. 

Robertson, C. E., 29. 

Robertson, E. W., 33. 

Robertson, George, Chief Justice of Ky 

Robertson, Dr. J. E., 59. 
Robertson, William H., 35. 
Robinson, John, Circus, 58. 
Robinson, George W., 34. 
Robinson, Luke, 35. 


Augusta College 

-, 53. 

Rogers, Rev. 

Rogers, Capt. Whip, 53. 
Rossel, Stephen S., 35. 
Roszell, John, 34. 
Roszell, Samuel, 34. 

Rozel, Mr. , 37. 

Rucker, Henry L., 35. 
Rudd, P. H., 51. 
Russell, William, 33. 
Russell, Mrs. Mattie, 59. 
Russell Hall, 58. 
Russell, Sol. Smith, 58. 
Rust, John, 13. 
Rust, Matthews, 13. 
Ruter, Augustus W., 34. 
Ruter, Rev. Martin, 21, 26, 36. 
Ruter, Philander S., 35. 
Ryan, D. L., 33. 
Ryan, J. B., 51, 54, 59. 
Ryan, James, 35. 
Ryan, T. D., 59. 

Salter, William, 33. 
Sanford, Joseph P., 36. 
Savage, Dr. C. S., 33. 
Savage, Rev. Francis A., 28. 
Savage, Dr. George, 23. 
Savage, Rev. James, 28. 
Savage, William, 59. 
Schoolfield, John, 16. 
Schoolfield, Joseph, 28. 
Schoolfield, Robert, 16. 
Schoolfield, William, 36. 
Schweitzer, M., 59. 
Scott, C. O., 33. 

Sedam, Capt. , 52. 

Sell, F. M., 33. 

Sells, John, 16. 

Sessions, Joseph W., 35. 

Shaefer, Henry A., 33. 

Shaifer, Stephen P., 33. 

Shakleford, Samuel R., 35. 

Shepherd, Chancy B., 35. 

Short, Jonathan, 33. 

Shropshire, Squire G., 28. 

Showboat, Bryant's, 58. 

Silverthorn, Jane, Va., 56. 

Simmons, Thomas Jefferson Nicholas, 34. 

Simmons, W. L. S., 34. 

Simpson, Dr. , 27. 

Simpson, Thomas, 34. 

Singer, Dr. , 28. 

Sisson, Henry, 59. 

Sisson, S. H., 33. 

Slavery Question, 18, 47, 48. 

Smith, E. W., 33. 

Smith, Dr. Edwin, 59. 

Smith, Henry, 35. 

Smith, John K., 33. 

Smith, Joseph A., 17. 

Smith, Kirby, 54. 

Smith, Milton C, 33. 

Smith, Robert, 16. 

Smith, Samuel, 33. 

Smith, Samuel H., 35. 

Smith, Samuel P., 43. 

Smith, William B., 35. 

Snider, J., 34. 

Southall, Joseph J. B., 35. 

Soule, Bishop Joshua, 25, 27. 

Soule, W. M., 33. 

Spawling, P. S., 34. 

Spencer, A. O., 38. 

Spencer, Alexander D., 34. 

Spencer, Francis W., 36. 

Spencer, Rev. Oliver M., 28. 

Spencer, Samuel A., 36, 43. 

Spencer, Samuel C, 34. 

Spiker, Baldwin H., 36. 

Stairs, Oliver, 55. 

Stamper, Jonathan, 23, 43. 

Starkey, I. R., 34. 

Starkey, William G, 34. 

Starks, David, hatter's shop, 16, 18. 

Steen, Dr. Charles G, 60. 

Steen, Dr. M. W., 60. 

Sterling, R. G, 49. 

Stevalter, C, 59. 

Stevenson, Rev. Daniel, 23, 57. 

Stewart, W. H, 27, 34, 37. 

Stiles, David M., 35. 

Stiles, William M., 35. 

Stockton, Lucien D., 36, 43. 

Stockwell, John, 33. 

Stoeckle, Dr. Joseph, 59. 

Stone, Richard A., 33. 

Story, John B., 55. 

Stoudemire, Glenn G., 36. 

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 51. 

Stroube, John, 59. 

Stroube, N. J., 59. 

Students' names, 32-36. 

Swayze, Caleb L., 36. 

Swormstedt, Rev. Leroy, 43. 

Augusta College 


Taft, Hulbert, 29. 

Taft, Peter R., 29. 

Taft, Pres. William Howard, 29. 

Taliaferro, , 16, 27. 

Targowski, Charles, 43, 44. 

Taylor, B. F., 59. 

Taylor, Benjamin, 33. 

Taylor, Carolyn, 7. 

Taylor, Emma, see Rankins. 

Taylor, Dr. H. B., 59. 

Taylor, John, 51. 

Taylor, Milton, 59. 

Taylor, Thomas, 59. 

Taylor, Dr. William H., 29, 55. 

Taylor, W. P., 54. 

Taylor, Walter, 43, 58. 

Tebbs, John, 13. 

Tebbs, Thomas, 13. 

Teegarden, George, 59. 

Tefft, Rev. , 36. 

Tenth Ky. Cavalry, 55. 
Thomas, John H., 36. 
Thomas, L. P., 33. 
Thomas, Nicholas, 28. 
Thomas, Samuel, 16. 
Thome, Arthur, 28. 
Thome, James A., 36. 
Thome, Robert, 16. 

Thompson, Dr. , 36. 

Thompson, Edward, 59. 

Thompson, James A., 59. 

Thompson, John E., 7. 

Thorp, Charles W., 36. 

Thorp, James L., 36. 

Todd, John, 28. 

Toleman, Edwin, 59. 

Tomlinson, C. C, 33. 

Tomlinson, Dr. John N., 18, 26, 47. 

Tomlinson, John F., 28. 

Tomlinson, John G., 33. 

Tomlinson, Dr. Joseph S., 26, 43, 47. 

Tomlinson, W. C, 33. 

Transylvania University, 30, 57. 

Tribbey. George, 36. 

Trimble, Allen, 27. 

Trimble, Rev. Joseph M., 27, 43. 

Tripplett, William, 14. 

Union College, ftn. 50, 57. 

Union Literary Society, 31, 32, 49. 

Van Antwerp, Lewis, 31. 
Vandene, L. F., 34. 
Vandorn, A., 33. 

Veach, Mrs. , 54. 

Veterans of Foreign Wars, 61. 
Vick, Osvet H., 33. 
Vincent, John, 27, 36. 
Virginia Families, 16. 

Wadsworth, William H., 29, 33. 
Walden, Charles W., 36 
Walker, Stuart, 30. 
Walker, W. T., 33. 
Ward, Gen. Durbin, 29. 
Waters, Barrett, 60. 
Waters, George R., 36. 
Watson, William, 33. 
Watts, William, 33. 
Wayland, William, 36. 
Weber, Louis, 59. 
Weimer, George Sr., 33. 
Weimer, Louis, 59. 
Weldon, James, 53. 
Weldon, Thomas, 29. 
Weldon, Vachel, 16, 17, 28, 54. 
Wells, Francis, 16, 17. 
Wells, Hayden, 13. 
Wells, Louis, 53. 
Wells, Samuel, 13. 
Whetstone, Richard A., 36, 43. 
Whetstone, Thomas H., 29. 

White, Mr. , 48. 

White, Lt. George, 53. 

White, William R., 34. 

Whiteman, Benjamin, 36. 

Whitney, Alexander H., 36. 

Whitney, Henry C, 34. 

Williams, Isaac Newton, 34. 

Williams, William D., 33. 

Wilson, Pvt., Confederate soldier, 53. 

Wilson, J. R., 59. 

Wilson, Thomas J., 33. 

Window shades, 60. 

Winn, Peter G., 36. 

Winter, John I., 59. 

Wittmeier, Dr. Joseph, 60. 

Wittmeier, Len, 59. 

Wittmeier, William, 59. 

Wolf, Lewis, 59. 

Wood, Stephen, 34. 


Augusta College 

Wood, Stephen T., 36. 
Woods, Silas, 36. 
Woodward, William, 17. 
Work, William, 59. 
Worneweck, Mrs. Alfred C. 
Worthington, N. B., 55. 
Wright, H. G., ftn. 55. 

Yancy, G. M., 56. 
Young, Rev. David, 21. 
Young, Thomas, 14. 
Yates, R. P., 59. 

Zion's Advocate and Wesleyan Register, 
1825, ftn. 22.